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SAD DAY: Vintage-car racer Lee Duran was killed when he had lost control of this car and crashed during a race of pre-Second World War cars in Connecticu, US. Image: Michael DiPleco / Lime Rock Park


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SALISBURY, Connecticut — A spokesman for a Connecticut track says a man who crashed in a race of vintage cars was the first death in the historic-racing festival’s 32-year history.

Authorities say 73-year-old Lee Duran, of Lyme, lost control of his car at Lime Rock Park during a race of pre-Second World War cars. No other car was involved.


Track spokesman Rick Roso said on Sunday that Duran was driving a 1934 MG PA Special, a sport Lee's wife said he had enjoyed for a number of years.

The track honoured Duran when the festival continued on September 1.
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