CHANDLER, Ariz. (CBS/AP) A fan watching the NHRA's Arizona National's auto race was killed Sunday after driver Antron Brown's tire flew off of his dragster and hit her.
(Crystal Ochoa/The Arizona Republic)
Photo: Antron Brown after crashing during the Top Fuel Race at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz.
During a first-round Top Fuel run at Firebird International Raceway, about 30 minutes outside of Phoenix, Brown's Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster went out of control and crashed, causing his left rear wheel to come off. An unidentified fan who was watching the race from a mobility scooter was hit by the tire and airlifted to a hospital for treatment, where she later died.
The National Hot Rod Association says it's "deeply saddened" by the incident and "sends its thoughts and prayers to the woman's family and friends."
Brown was taken to Chandler Regional Hospital for further observation.