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Shockwave Jet Truck driver killed at Michigan air show

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Shockwave Jet Truck driver Chris Darnell passed away on Saturday. He was competing in an air show in Michigan.

According to the American Freedom Fest, Darnell was killed in an accident. Social media posts show the Shockwave driver losing control of the vehicle and then a cloud of smoke.

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We are not going to share those videos out of respect for the family.

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“We here at America’s Freedom Fest are deeply saddened to hear of the incident earlier this afternoon involving Shockwave and its driver, Chris Darnell,” America’s Freedom Fest said in a Facebook post. “We will certainly monitor the situation closely and bring more news to our fans as it develops. Please remember their entire family during this very trying time.”

On the Shockwave website, it lists their next event as the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show in Battle Creek, Michigan. In a video, he was competing against a Jet down the airfield before the accident happened.

The website also says that Darnell has been involved in Motorsports his entire life.

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He competed in many forms of Motorsports before driving the Shockwave Jet Truck. He also drove the team’s Flash Fire Jet Truck.

When he was not driving the two Jet Trucks, he also owned a business called 4 Wheel Customs. It is a truck accessory business.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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