View Full Version : Veteran Sprint car driver David Steele is killed in horrifying crash

03-26-2017, 09:10 PM

Sprint car veteran David Steele died during a race in Florida this weekend and the dramatic crash was caught on camera.

The crash involving the 42-year-old took place during the Southern Car Spring Shootout Series at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton on Saturday.

The shocking incident, which was captured on video, involved Steele's vehicle hitting a retaining wall.

A Manatee County Sheriff's Office report says Steele was driving a sprint car when his vehicle's left front wheel struck the right rear wheel of another car.

The report says that caused Steele's vehicle to go up in the air, spin 180 degrees and hit the retaining wall.

Medics attempted to treat him but he was pronounced dead.

The Bradenton Herald reported that track emergency personnel got to Steele's car 'in seconds', yet his death was declared on the track.