Two parked vehicles were damaged when a truck competing in a side-by-side dirt drag race at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair crashed through a fence.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department said the incident happened at 8:30 p.m. Monday during the grandstand event sponsored by HD Motorsports of Greensburg.
The competition driver, who was not identified, was treated and released for minor injuries after the accident, deputies said. No one else was injured.
An accident occurred at the fairgrounds in 1999 when 25-year-old Kevin Smith lost control of his mud-bog vehicle, striking a tree and crashing through a wooden fence. That accident killed one person and left two others seriously injured.
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“With all motorsports, there’s the chance of a wreck,” said Craig Dwiggins of HD Motorsports. “We never hope for it to happen, but it’s like driving down the road and a wreck happens — you can never predict it.”
The Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Board deferred questions about the accident to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating.