Raceway closed after deadly crash in Desert Center
Race track east of Coachella Valley shut down for investigation
CHP says one person was killed Sunday when his vehicle smashed into a barricade at the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center.
The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. at the raceway about 55 miles east of Indio.
The CHP say only one car was involved. The driver died at the scene, and a passenger, who was initially trapped in the vehicle, was airlifted to an area hospital with major injuries.
The raceway was closed after the incident.
It is a privately-owned driving academy and event center several miles north of Interstate 10 on state Route 177.
Copyright 2014 Gulf California Broadcasting. City News Service contributed to this report. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.