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Girl Dies on Track
In Grand Junction, Colorado, a go-Kart accident at Grand Junction Motor Speed-way left a 9-year-old girl dead. The girl, Taylor Duncan, was killed when she hit a track vehicle while traveling at about 50 m.p.h. A grand jury’s ruling in the case remains sealed. Stacey Cook, owner of the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, says everyone involved in the accident bears some responsibility. (USA Today, 5-25-2011, p. 5A)

Hit and Run
In Colorado, 8-year-old Quinton Von Duyke was killed by a hit and run driver while riding his go-cart around the neighborhood. He was hit from behind and pronounced dead at the scene. (Rocky Mountain News, 6-25-2007, p. 16)

Accident Leads to Drowning
In Helena, Montana, two boys drowned in the Missouri river after their go-cart crashed into it. The two friends, Justin Williams, 12, and Ethan Winscott, 10, both from Helena, had been camping with their families at the time. (USA Today, 6-2-2008, p. 8A)

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