Sprint car driver dies after accident in Pennsylvania

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Sprint car driver Kramer Williamson dies in hospital after an accident at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

Kramer Williamson, a sprint car driver from Palmyra, Pa. passed away in hospital after an accident at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

Williamson was inducted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2008, and raced for 40 years. Williamson kept his age a secret according to the Associated Press.

Lincoln Speedway representative Alan Kreitzer said that Williamson was taking part in a ten lap qualifying race when he collided with another car and rolled on the race track.

He was immediately transported by helicopter to the hospital.

The hospital confirmed to USA Today Sunday evening that Williamson died as a result of his injuries from the incident.

This year has been very tough for Motorsports, as multiple deaths have occured around the globe. Most recently in the sprint car ranks, Jason Leffler died after a crash at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, NJ. Josh Burton was killed at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana two weeks prior to the Leffler incident.

More on this story as it becomes available.

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