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.