SEDALIA, Mo. (AP/KSDK) - Three people are hospitalized and two others suffered minor injuries after an accident during a charity race at the Missouri State Fair.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened Sunday night during the Battle of the Badges race, which involved old police cars.
Patrol spokesman Sgt. Collin Stosberg says one of the cars came around a curve, drove through a fence and into a pit. He says a man from Columbia, and two women from California, Mo., were flown to area hospitals with serious injuries.
Two men from Columbia were treated and released.
The Sedalia Democrat reports a crash during an earlier race Sunday seriously injured a 15-year-old Carrollton driver. He lost control of his vehicle, which overturned several times. He was hospitalized with serious injuries.
On Monday the Missouri State Fair announced tickets for the auto races at State Fair Speedway in Sedalia for August 19 will be refunded. Anyone wishing to receive a refund should visit the Missouri State Fair website.
Information from: The Sedalia Democrat, http://www.sedaliademocrat.com
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