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Raceway crash in Desert Center kills woman

A map indicates the location of Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center, Calif., where a woman was killed in a car crash on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
April 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A woman was killed Sunday in a crash at a raceway in Desert Center, east of Indio.

The 21-year-old was a passenger in a car that hit a concrete barrier at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.

The driver was airlifted to the hospital with major injuries. That person's condition was not immediately known.

Authorities say the crash happened during a recreational ride that was not part of a sanctioned race. The raceway opened in 2010.


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