Driver Dies Following Crash At Cocopah Speedway

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YUMA, Ariz. – A race car driver was killed following a crash Saturday evening at Cocopah Speedway.

Mike Corning was competing in a modified event at the three-eighths-mile track when he struck a berm in the infield, rolling his race car between four and five times according to a report from 10news.com.

According to his family, Corning was on his way to a local hospital with his father and a family friend when he suffered a stroke. It was later discovered that he had developed a blood clot, leading to the stroke.

He was later airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., where he died as a result of his injuries.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Corning’s family with expenses.