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.