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Driving Instructor Killed In Lamborghini Crash At Disney

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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — A senior operations manager of the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World was killed Sunday when a Lamborghini he was riding in with a customer crashed into a guardrail.

Gary Terry, 36, was also was a professional driving instructor, said Lauren Swoboda, a spokeswoman for Petty Holdings LLC, which operated the attraction.

"Yesterday we lost a long-time, valued team member of the Exotic Driving Experience family," company officials said in statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary's family and friends. He will be sorely missed."

Tavon Watson, 24, failed to maneuver the high-powered vehicle through the course and the sports car's passenger side struck the guardrail on Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Terry died at the scene. Watson was treated and released from a hospital.

The attraction lets racecar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris. For $200 to $400, customers can drive several laps with a professional driving instructor in the passenger seat. It is located south of the Magic Kingdom parking lots.

A spokeswoman said Disney offers its "deepest sympathy to those involved" in the crash.

Petty Holdings has other Exotic Driving Experience attractions at speedways in Atlanta, Daytona Beach, New Jersey, Kansas, New Hampshire and Texas.

The Exotic Driving Experience, along with its sibling track, the Richard Petty Driving Experience, was slated to close this summer at Disney World for unrelated reasons.

Swoboda said driving classes at the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World would be put on hold for the rest of the week.

Montes said the crash is under investigation.

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