Land Speed Racer Dies In 200 MPH Bonneville Speed Week Crash

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Barry Bryant from Anderson, California died Sunday en route to the hospital after losing control of his race car passing the five mile mark at 200 MPH.


The accident occurred around 5:55 PM Sunday, when Byrant lost control of the car and, based on eye-witness reports, rolled multiple times, resulting in a quarter mile debris field which ended racing on the long course for the day. Emergency crews responded immediately and were forced to cut Bryant from the car and rushed him to Intermountain Medical Center which is, unfortunately, about 120 miles away. He passed away on the way to the hospital. Our condolences to the Bryant family.

Officials of the Bonneville Nationals Inc. report that Barry Bryant, 46, from Anderson, California, died after competing at the speed trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

The accident occurred at 5:55 p.m. when his racing vehicle went out of control while traveling approximately 200 mph. He was transported by ambulance off the race track to Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Race Officials were informed that Bryant died before arriving at the Medical Center.


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I don't feel sorry for this man because, he died doing what he loved to do. I hope that when I go out, that I die doing what I love and not something lame, like the kids in those final destination movies. /Salute!