Five people were hurt, three with with serious injuries, after a car left the race track during a charity auto race at the state fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO. Sunday evening, shortly after 9 p.m.
According to Sgt. Collin Stosberg of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a car drove through a fence and into the pit area after coming around a curve. Three people were flown to area hospitals with serious injuries. They include a 57 year old man from Columbia, Mo., and two women, aged 27 and 33, from California, Mo. A 67 year old man and 46 year old man from Columbia were treated at the scene.
Fair Director Mark Wolfe called off the race just before 10 p.m., because of the injuries. Sunday was Law Enforcement day at the fair and the final race, the Battle of the Badges, was held in support of the Missouri Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics.