Video: truck crash in Mojave desert kills 8; 12 injured

An off-road truck plowed into a crowd, killing 8 people and injuring 12. It happened on Saturday.

More than 1000 people were in Lucerne Valley, when the night-racing event turned deadly. The driver of the wrecked truck, a modified 2000 Ford Ranger, became airborne and smashed into the crowd.

The driver has been identified as Brett M. Sloppy, 28, of San Marcos. He was not injured in the crash. Authorities are investigating if alcohol played a role in the crash.

Mr. Sloppy used a social networking website to issue the following statement: “My thoughts and prayers go out” to all of the families and friends that were involved.”

Video of the crash is graphic: Click here to watch amateur video of the crash in the Mojave desert.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

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