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Man killed in Barren County crash

May 5, 1997

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) _ One man was killed and four others were injured when a race car careened out of control and slammed into the pit area of a small dirt track in southern Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police said Terry Egner, 35, of Calvert City died in T.J. Sampson Hospital shortly after the accident Sunday night

Egner was a member of a pit crew working on a car owned by Terry English, 34, of Benton, when the accident occurred about 6:05 p.m. at the Barren County Speedway, Barren County Corner Mike Swift said. English was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he was in fair condition Monday.

The driver of the car, Eugene Houchens of Glasgow, was not injured.

Three others in the pit were taken to the Glasgow hospital for treatment of non-serious injuries: Justin English, 16, and two 25-year-old men, John Boatright and Michael English, all of Benton. The speedway is 3 1/2 miles west of Glasgow on U.S. 68.

Swift said Houchens’ car was bumped in a turn during a race and went airborne into the pit area, where Terry English and his crew were working on a car for the next race. Houchens’ car came to rest atop Egner and Terry English, Swift said.

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