Mo. cop in race car crashes at state fair
Off-duty police officer reportedly lost control of his race car
CROCKER, Mo. — A race car that flew over a guardrail, through a safety fence and into a crowd of spectators at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia left five people injured, two of them seriously.
Missouri Highway Patrol authorities said the wreck happened around 9 p.m. Sunday during the Battle of the Badges charity race at the Pepsi Grandstand.
The driver, an off-duty police officer identified as 25-year-old Tyson Russell of Crocker, Mo., reportedly lost control of his car and sent it flying into the infield of the track where spectators were watching.