July 1, 2015

Eve of Destruction Tragedy

Tragedy on the Track - Lebanon Valley Speedway 

The event was called 'Eve of Destruction.' 

It may not sound like a family-friendly event, but old fashioned Demolition Derbys brings big crowds to the Valley. It is an annual event. A demolition-derby which involves a large vehicle and a series of smaller vehicles. The goal of the smaller vehicles is to disable the larger vehicle. Screaming yelling, outdoor fun year after year for generations.

43-year-old Shawn Rivers of Castleton, was  driving a Winnebago RV while other cars chased the camper. A car a smaller car crashed into the motor home, causing it to rollover. It flattened when it rolled.

Lebanon Valley Track EMS and track officials extricated Rivers and he was transported to Albany Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

No one did anything intentionally wrong.
Shame on the media outside our community to try to make it into some kind of criminal investigation.
Regardless, the investigation into the collision is continuing pending toxicology tests.

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