Three pilots have been killed in two accidents that occurred within 24 hours in the Targa Tasmania rally, Australia, including two on Saturday southwest of the capital Hobart, as reported by the AP agency.
The latest accident occurred on the last day of the 2,000-kilometer (1,200-mile) rally, in the Cygnet stretch. “These have been a devastating few days,” said the executive director of Targa Australia, Mark Perry, in a press release. “We are very sorry for the family and friends who have lost loved ones.”
Police said the pilot Leigh mundy, 68, of Hobart, and his co-pilot Dennis Neagle, 59, of Withcott, Queensland, they crashed in Wattle Grove Road near Cygnet in southern Tasmania around 11:40 a.m. local time on Saturday. The Acting Inspector of the Tasman Police, Sally CottrellHe noted that it was not yet known what caused the accident. The drivers were racing in a 2019 Porsche 911.
On Friday, the New South Wales driver Shane Navin, died in an accident on the freeway Lyell on the penultimate day of the rally. Navin, 68, died after his Mazda RX-7 1979 will roll in the morning. Your co-pilot, Glenn evans, was unharmed, the organizers of the race pointed out in a statement.