Probe continues in death of Rusty Wallace Racing Experience participant at Kentucky Speedway


An investigation is continuing into the death of an Indiana man who was killed while participating in a racing school that bears the name of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace.

Stephen Cox, of Decatur, Indiana, was reportedly involved in a Sept. 14 accident at Kentucky Speedway while taking part in a stock car racing event held by the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience.

Cox, 30, died Sunday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center from injuries sustained in the accident, according to a story by The Associated Press.

Details of the incident are unclear. Bill Coady, a spokesman for RWRE, did not divulge any details of the crash to the AP, including whether Cox was a driver or a passenger.

Greg Wallace, son of Rusty Wallace and vice president of the latter’s namesake company (Rusty Wallace Inc.), issued a statement to the AP that read:

”Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Cox. We have been in contact with the management of RWRE – a licensee of RWI – to ascertain the facts and understand exactly what happened.”

Coady told the AP that Cox’s death was the first fatality in the school’s four-year history. RWRE operates at 60 locations in the U.S. and Canada, according to AP.

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