Calif. woman killed after driving replica Indy car
A woman crashed a replica Indy race car into a wall at a high
rate of speed and died while taking part in the Mario Andretti
Driving Experience at a Southern California motor speedway.
The San Bernardino County coroner’s office says 24-year-old
Ashley Phalen of Los Angeles was killed early Friday when her
vehicle slammed into a wall and overturned at the Auto Club Motor
Speedway in Fontana. She died at a nearby hospital.
Phalen was participating in what is described on
andrettiracing.com as the ”World’s Fastest Racing Experience.”
The website says people can drive a race car with 600 horsepower
for an eight-minute session and reach speeds up to 160 mph.
An after-hours phone message for the Andretti Driving Experience
wasn’t immediately returned.