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Rally Driver Killed in Sweden During Race

January 5, 2003

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) _ One driver was killed and another injured when their rally car veered off a road and landed on its roof during a race Sunday.

The accident happened in Haellefors, nearly 100 miles from Stockholm, during the one of the race’s first sections.

The two men were co-drivers, police said. Their identities were not released.

A videotape made during the race showed the car hitting a tree, police spokesman Goeran Gunnarsson said. He told the Swedish news agency TT there would be an investigation.

None of the other cars in the race was affected. The race was canceled.

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