Local teen injured at NASCAR race
For 16-year-old Caroline Morris, this past weekend in Florida meant spending time with family and friends and indulging in one of their favorite past times — watching NASCAR.
But by the end of the Nationwide race Saturday, the Haywood Christian Academy student was leaving in an ambulance.
During the final lap fans were on the edges of their seats, including Morris, who was watching her favorite driver Tony Stewart intently as he made his way to the front of the pack.
Regan Smith was leading the race when his car pushed sideways, causing a pileup of race cars. That's when Kyle Larson's car went airborne, colliding with the fencing and sending an explosion of car parts raining onto the crowd in the grandstand.
The sheared off front end of Larson's car was wedged in the fence and on fire, but ...