Linda Fire officials confirm that a crash at the Marysville Raceway Park has injured several people.
There are reports that two people have died, one at the scene and one away, according to Steven Blakesley, a race announcer who was at the scene.
The word I have is two have passed away. 1 at the scene and 1 away from the scene. I can't speak for track as far as names—
Steven Blakesley (@StevenBlakesley) March 17, 2013
A driver apparently had failure that sent him into the pits at full speed. The first reports of the crash went out just after 6 p.m.
The race has since been canceled.
Authorities confirmed later that two people, a 68-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, were killed in because of the crash.