Drag racer dies in crash at Kansas racing event

Posted: Updated:
Joe Hunt (dragzine.com) Joe Hunt (dragzine.com)
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 27-year-old drag racer has been killed in a high-speed accident at a racing event in southeast Kansas. 

The Montgomery County Chronicle reports Joe Hunt died at the Coffeyville Street Drags at Industrial Park at around 3 p.m. on Saturday. Witnesses told Dragzine that Hunt lost control of his Trans Am at the finish line and made contact with his opponent. 

Hunt's car crashed into a utility pole at approximately 120 mph. He died at the scene. 

The crash is still under investigation. 

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.

MORE SLIDESHOWS HERE