Antron Brown crashed his dragster at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix on Sunday. His left rear wheel came off and struck a woman in the grandstands. The woman was airlifted to a hospital but was later pronounced dead. Her name and hometown has not been released.
Antron Brown was uninjured from the crash at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. The investigation is still continuing. Early reports are the wheel’s studs were sheared off.
The NHRA released a written statement that said “The entire NHRA community is deeply saddened by today’s incident and sends its thoughts and prayers to the woman’s family and friends.”