NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Video has surfaced showing a 200 mph crash that killed a man Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale.
JPSO says the incident was reported at 9:20 a.m.
According to a spokesperson with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the driver, Jeff Hagaman, 52, of North Carolina, was racing against time when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed on the track. The driver was later pronounced dead.
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NOLA Motorsports has not yet released a statement on the crash but says the park is currently closed.
A friend of Hagaman’s, Anthony Ballard plans to host an event in Hagaman’s memory to benefit his wife and two children.
Ballard says Hagaman was well-known in their area, and his death has hit them particularly hard.
“It’s hard for everybody and anybody that was there or met him were the luckiest people to know him. He was someone if you knew him there will never be anyone else like him ever,” said Ballard.