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Driver killed at Thompson Raceway ID'd

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Thompson Raceway crash scene Thompson Raceway crash scene
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THOMPSON, OH (WOIO) -

The Geauga County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the victim from Saturday's crash at Thompson Raceway.

Richard Moore, 56, of Cleveland was pronounced dead on scene after he crashed into a guardrail on the raceway's quarter mile track.

The fatal crash happened around 2 p.m.

A second race car swerved to avoid colliding with Moore and also crashed. The second driver, Chuck Waid, was transported by medical helicopter to Geauga Medical Center where he was treated and released for non life-threatening injuries.

Spectators on scene say the racers were traveling at 150 mph at the time of the crash and that it happened so fast, no one really knew what had happened.

Thompson Raceway Park is located at 8233 Sidley Road, Thompson, Ohio.

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