Two Dead As Street Racer Smashes Straight Through Wall

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

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This is the moment a street racer loses control and smashes straight through a wall killing two bystanders who were watching the event on the other side.

The incident took place during the local festival of San Juan de los Llanos, in the community of Conos, in the municipality of Libres in the central Mexican state of Puebla, during the street race for the Feria del Buen Queso (Festival of Good Cheese).

In the video, the cars can be seen speeding down a dirt track when one of the drivers loses control when the vehicle behind apparently clips their car and they smash straight through a wall into a group of spectators.

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The wall is completely destroyed and the onlookers try to sprint away but some are hit by the car, which flips upside down after smashing through the wall.

Local media report emergency services went to the scene and confirmed two people had died in the incident. Reports state one of those who died was Pedro Diaz Herrera, 39, who had been with his son at the time. His son was injured in the incident and the other person killed has not been named in reports.

The driver, who has not been named, was taken to the Hospital of Puebla along with two others for injuries sustained in the crash while a female victim was taken to the Rafael Moreno Valle Hospital.

After the tragedy, the Civil Protection of Puebla said that the race had not been approved by them.

Local media report illegal street races often take place during festivals in rural communities and they are often organised without proper safety measures in place.

The Feria del Buen Queso Libres is celebrated between 21st and 30th June, and features fairground attractions, craft work sales and food. Reports state the festivities were cancelled after the incident.

The city council reported on social networks that Civil Protection agents had gone to the scene to check on the conditions the race was organised under. 

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