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Manteca man, 65, killed in accident at Sonoma Raceway

IndyCar drivers weave through multiple turns during an event at Sonoma Raceway in September.
IndyCar drivers weave through multiple turns during an event at Sonoma Raceway in September. AP

A 65-year-old man was killed in a racing kart accident at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday after flipping while taking a turn.

The man, a Manteca resident, was competing in a one-day event on the raceway’s 12-turn course with the Norcal Karters, a nonprofit racing club, according to a release issued by Sonoma Raceway.

The man’s kart spun and flipped in the eighth turn during the second race for the Superkart Intercontinental E Division, according to the release.

First responders treated the man with life-saving efforts and he was transported to Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the release.

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