KERRVILLE – Two children are dead and several others are injured after a car participating in a drag race event lost control and hit other cars and spectators, according to Kerrville police.
The crash happened at about 3:20 p.m., Saturday, during the “Airport Race Wars 2″ drag racing event that was held at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport.
Police say a car that was participating in the event lost control and left the runway. The car crashed into parked cars and hit several people who were watching the race.
A six-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene and an eight-year-old boy was taken to Peterson Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Officers say a man, 26, was flown to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin in unknown condition. A woman, 27, was flown to University Medical Center in San Antonio and is in critical, but non-life-threatening condition. Another woman, 46, was also taken to University Medical Center and is in critical condition.
The 34-year-old driver of the car was taken to San Antonio Medical Center and is in stable condition.
Police say two people were treated at the scene. A 4-year-old boy and a three-month-old baby were taken by EMS officials to Peterson Regional Medical Center for a precautionary evaluation.
Kerrville police say the investigation is ongoing. KSAT will bring you more information as it becomes available.