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Owego Man Killed in Race Crash

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An Owego man is dead after a car crash at an auto race Sunday at Broome Tioga raceway in the town of Lisle.

Police say 38-year-old Michael Smith was driving a 2000 Chevy Blazer when he lost control of his vehicle on a turn and rolled over before coming to a rest on the driver's side. that's when police say he was struck by approaching racer Mitchel Quail of Richfield who was driving behind Smith and unable to avoid a collision.

Smith suffered a head injury from the crash and was taken to Wilson Hospital where he died. State Police say an autopsy is pending and the investigation is ongoing.