Man dead after speedway crash in Ottawa

A racing car sits crunched against the wall at Capital City Speedway Wednesday night after a crash...

A racing car sits crunched against the wall at Capital City Speedway Wednesday night after a crash in which a driver died. Paramedics say the driver might have suffered a medical problem before the car hit the wall. (Thompson Photography submitted image)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:59 AM ET

OTTAWA — A driver is dead after a crash on opening night at the Capital City Speedway in Ottawa.

Police say the 57-year-old driver might have suffered a medical incident before his car hit the side wall on the racetrack, but a cause of death has yet to be determined.

The man was not in a race at the time of the crash, cops said.

He was in critical condition on arrival at hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

Police have yet to release his identity.


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