News of second death at Talladega weekend emerges


A medical officer for the DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department died inside his RV on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, making it the second death to occur this weekend at the track.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris told’s Kelly Kazek that Deputy Allen Kay, 60, a member of the medical staff at the DeKalb County Jail, died of an apparent heart attack.

According to Harris, Kay – an eight-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office – was working security detail for the races and had done an overnight shift on Friday.

In an unrelated incident, an apparent carbon monoxide leak took the life of 46-year-old race fan Craig Morgan on Saturday at Talladega. He and his wife, Jami, were both found unconscious inside their motor home.

Jami was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where she is currently in critical condition.