Accident at Baja 500 leaves 1 spectator dead, 2 kids injured, driver arrested

bajacrashCove B.C. – A spectator was killed and two kids critically injured in the crash of an off road racer during the 2013 running of the 45th Annual SCORE Baja 500 in Baja California yesterday afternoon.

The modified off road racer driven by Kevin Price, 44, from San Francisco, California rolled and tumbled into the crowd on a curve that had been the scene of other accidents during the race crushing Vital Jorge Armando Limas, 39 and injuring two young boys ages 11 and 16.

Earlier, police had pulled the crowd back from the curve but as the police left the scene, the crowd pressed to the side of the track putting them back in the danger zone.

Price, was arrested and released after posting a $23,000.00 bond with Mexican authorities.

Robby Gordon started first off the line in Ensenada Mexico at 10:30 am and just after 10 hours of non-stop racing action though 501-miles in the heart of Baja California, arrived back in Ensenada Mexico for a dominating finish.

2012 SCORE points champion “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin crossed the finish line in the “unofficial” second place position followed by the 2012 SCORE Baja 500 winner Bryce Menzies.

SCORE Baja 500 is an off-road race that takes place on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula in early June. The Baja 500 is part of a series of races that include the Baja 1000, San Felipe 250 and Primm 300. The event includes various types of vehicle classes such as small and large bore motorcycles, stock VW, production vehicles, buggies, trucks, and custom fabricated race vehicles