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Passenger killed after Lamborghini crashes at Disney racetrack ‘driving experience’

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Posted at 12:37 AM, Apr 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-13 00:37:59-04

A Lamborghini sports car crashed into a guardrail at Walt Disney World Speedway on Sunday, killing a passenger, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. at the Exotic Driving Experience, which bills itself as a chance to drive your dream car on a racetrack.

The 36-year-old passenger, Gary Terry of Davenport, Florida, was pronounced dead at the scene, Florida Highway Patrol said.

The driver, 24-year-old Tavon Watson of Kissimmee, Florida, lost control of the vehicle, the Highway Patrol said. He was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Petty Holdings, which operates the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway, released a statement Sunday night about the crash.

“On behalf of everyone in the organization, it is with a very heavy heart that we extend our deepest sympathies to those involved in today’s tragic accident in Orlando,” the company said.

Petty Holdings also operates the Richard Petty Driving Experience — a chance to drive or ride in NASCAR race cars named for the winningest driver in the sport’s history.