Man killed in crash at ATV races

Published 8:25 pm Monday, November 2, 2009

Hundreds of people at a Jefferson Davis County race track watched as a man died after crashing his four-wheeler.

Jefferson Davis Coroner Greg Blackwell told the Clarion-Ledger that 31-year-old Albert Wooten of Brandon was riding the all-terrain vehicle during a solo time trial Sunday at the Finishline Dragstrip west of Prentiss.

Blackwell said Wooten lost control of the four-wheeler and crashed into a steel guard rail. Wooten was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The collision occurred about 4:30 p.m. as spectators gathered to watch the races. Blackwell said the race track attracts people from across Mississippi and neighboring states who race a variety of vehicles. He said Wooten was driving a custom ATV modified for racing.