A 2015 Lamborghini Huracan seen at the SpeedVegas motorsports complex on May 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
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A driver and an instructor were killed in a fiery crash in a Lamborghini at the “SpeedVegas” racetrack near Las Vegas Sunday afternoon.
The car slid off the circuit and into a concrete barrier lined with tires, before bursting into flames. Authorities believe both individuals were killed on impact.
The victims’ names have not been released. Authorities report that the driver was a client in his mid-30’s, while the instructor was a SPEEDVEGAS employee in his 50’s.
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The “SpeedVegas” facility features a 1.5-mile 12-turn circuit where customers can pay to drive an exotic car. No prior supercar experience is necessary.
“Today, an accident on the track resulted in the deaths of a SPEEDVEGAS employee and a customer,” said SPEEDVEGAS co-founder and CEO Aaron Fessler in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with investigators at this time. We are devastated by this tragic event and extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families and to our SPEEDVEGAS team members who have lost a beloved colleague.”
An investigation into the incident is currently being conducted by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration.