THOMPSON, Ohio - Two race cars collided at Thompson Raceway Park in Geauga County Saturday afternoon, killing a Cleveland man.
The Geauga County Sheriff's Office confirms Richard Moore, 56, was the victim.
The Geauga County Sheriff's office said the other driver, Charlie Wiad, was flown by Life Flight to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The Sheriff’s office also said that the two race cars were going approximately 150 miles per hour when they collided around 2 p.m. and officials are continuing to investigate.
Ben Davis, of Cleveland, saw the crash.
"Something happened at the end of the track when his rear end locked up. It sent the car across the track and into the guard rail."
Kenneth Kennedy Sr. had been friends with Moore for 40 years and was devastated by the news.
"I drive cars myself and I'm just wondering what my friend went through...Rich was a very on-top-of-it guy. He was a business man and had a successful business. He ran a tight ship. I just know he was testing and trying out new parts on the car because he had just put in a new transmission."
Another friend, Ken Kennedy Jr., said the hardest part is that he drove Moore's truck and trailer home.
"It was an hour ride to think about what had just happened and what I had just seen, and knowing that Rich won't walk or talk with any of us again."
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