Police: 22 injured in car crash outside NASCAR race in Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — A driver trying to pass another vehicle ended up causing a crash that injured 22 people after a NASCAR race, Virginia State Police said.

State police said the driver of a Chevrolet SSR tried to pass a Jeep Patriot in the parking lot around 5:38 p.m. near turn two of the Martinsville Speedway. The Chevrolet hit the Jeep and several pedestrians.

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Thirteen people were treated for the injuries at the scene. Nine other people were taken to nearby hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

 Police are interviewing the driver of the Chevrolet and charges are pending. Authorities said alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

VSP & Local Law Enforcement Respond to Multi-Injury incident Martinsville Speedway At 5:38 p.m., Sunday (Oct. 30),...

Posted by Virginia State Police on Sunday, October 30, 2016

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