Drag­ster died of head in­juries

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTSBRIEFING -

The King County Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner in Seat­tle says NHRA driver Mark Niver, 60, who crashed af­ter cross­ing the fin­ish line in a race Sun­day, died of se­vere in­juries to his head, neck and torso. The para­chutes on his car ripped away, and Niver couldn’t stop his drag­ster be­fore it slammed into the pro­tec­tive net­ting at the end of the run­way.

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