ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — What started as a thrill ride to celebrate a 24-year-old man's birthday ended with a fatal crash that has temporarily shut down a track where customers pay to drive fast cars.
Gary Terry was an instructor at Walt Disney World's Exotic Driving Experience. He died Sunday when TaVon Watson crashed the Lamborghini he had paid to drive while Terry coached him as his passenger.
Terry's death is the third in the past year at speedways in the U.S. that allow customers to get behind the wheel of a fast car. Last September, an Indiana man was killed in a crash at the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience at Kentucky Speedway, and a New Jersey woman died at the Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey.