Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Yuma Native and NHRA Racer Dies

Derek-SanchezAn NHRA racer originally from Yuma has died from injuries he sustained in a race over the weekend. 

The Yuma Sun reports that 47-year-old Derek Sanchez was seriously injured on Saturday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  He died on Thursday. 

Sanchez lost control of his vehicle at the speedway during the second round of eliminations on Saturday.  Sanchez was in a coma after the accident and never recovered.

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