Two children dead, several injured after crash at drag race in Kerrville, police say

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KERRVILLE – Two children have died and several others are injured after a car participating in a drag race lost control and collided with other cars and spectators, Kerrville police said.

The crash happened around 3:20 p.m. Saturday during the “Airport Race Wars 2” drag racing event held at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport.

Police said a car participating in the event lost control and left the track. The car crashed into parked cars and struck several people watching the race.

A six-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene and an eight-year-old boy was taken to Peterson Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Officers say a 26-year-old man was airlifted to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin in an unknown condition. A 27-year-old woman was airlifted to University Medical Center in San Antonio and is in critical condition, but not life-threatening. Another woman, 46, was also taken to the university medical center and is in critical condition.

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The driver of the car, 34, was taken to San Antonio Medical Center and is in stable condition.

Police said two people were treated at the scene. A 4-year-old boy and a 3-month-old baby were taken by EMS officials to Peterson Regional Medical Center for a preventive assessment.

Kerrville Police said the investigation was ongoing. KSAT will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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