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John Blewett III killed in Thompson Speedway crash

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver John Blewett III was killed in a two-car crash at the Thompson Speedway in Connecticut on Thursday night.

John Blewett III killed in Thompson Speedway crash NASCAR driver John Blewett III was killed on Thursday after an accident at the Thompson International Speedway. John Blewett III got into an accident, while driving his modified tour racing car during the New England Dodge Dealers 150.

 John died as a result of an accident, which involved his brother Jimmy Blewett. The brothers were racing for the lead following a restart of the race on lap 107, when Jimmy hit a wall and then struck John Blewett's car.

 John Blewett suffered head and neck injuries and had to be extricated from his car. He was taken to Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster, Massachusetts, where he was pronounced dead. NASCAR stopped the 150 lap race and has not announced a winner although Todd Szegedy was in the lead.

Published on 08/17/2007

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