Drag racer dies in crash at Kansas racing event

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Joe Hunt (dragzine.com) Joe Hunt (dragzine.com)

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. 

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