NEWRY, Maine — A competitor was killed in a crash on the primary day of a rally race by way of a forest in western Maine, main organizers to cancel the occasion’s second day.
Erin Kelly, a 48-year-old girl from Marshall, Virginia, was killed Friday when her group’s automobile crashed close to Decrease Richardson Lake throughout the New England Forest Rally, the place automobiles race alongside rural backroads and logging tracks close to Maine’s border with New Hampshire, WMTW-TV reported.
On her LinkedIn web page, Kelly wrote that she had been navigating vehicles part-time as a pastime for the Pullen Away Rally Crew since 2015.
In rally racing, navigators sit subsequent to the drivers and browse out course notes akin to when to anticipate turns.
The group, which says on its Fb web page that it’s primarily based in Northwood, New Hampshire, did not instantly reply to a Fb message or electronic mail in search of additional details about the crash.
Authorities are investigating the reason for the crash, which a photograph printed by WMTW-TV reveals wrecked the automobile. The Oxford County Sheriff’s Workplace didn’t instantly reply to a name in search of remark.
The American Rally Affiliation, which sanctioned the race, stated in a press release Saturday that the New England Forest Rally determined to cancel the remainder of the occasion. It additionally stated it and the rally organizers expressed their “deepest condolences to Erin’s group, household and plenty of pals all through the rally group.”
The lake is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Newry, in northwestern Maine.