- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GILLIAM, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says a 60-year-old racing crew member from northeast Texas was killed when his brother accidentally backed a dragster into him at a northwest Louisiana track.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says 60-year-old Steven Smith died at a hospital after the accident involving his 55-year-old brother, Stuart Smith. Both are from Atlanta, Texas.

She says in a news release that investigators have not filed any charges connected to Monday’s accident at Thunder Road Raceway Park in Gilliam (GIL-ee-uhm), about 25 miles north of Shreveport.

Chadwick says the Smith-Fair Racing crew was conducting test runs as part of the National Hot Rod Association licensing process.

Lt. Michael Gray says alcohol was not a factor.

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This story has been edited to correct name of drag race venue to Thunder Road Raceway Park.


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