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Agency Seeks $16K Fines After Deadly Vegas Track Crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada safety officials are recommending fines of $16,000 against a tourist-oriented exotic auto track near Las Vegas where a Canadian man and an instructor died in a fiery crash of a high-performance Lamborghini in February.

The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration says SpeedVegas had a substandard fire and safety plan and failed to properly train employees in fire suppression.

The violations were not called a contributing factor in the wreck that killed Craig Sherwood of Thornhill, Ontario, and driving instructor Gil Ben-Kely.

SpeedVegas CEO Aaron Fessler told the newspaper the company is evaluating its response. It can contest the findings.

The investigation found no standards for track design apply to SpeedVegas.

Fessler calls it a driving track, not a racetrack where cars run at the same time.

 

 

 

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