Racer dies in air crash

New York Post - - NEWS - Post staff

A race-car driver and an­other per­son re­port­edly died when their small plane crashed in a wooded area near New Haven, Conn., on Satur­day.

The death of racer Ted Christo­pher, 59, was con­firmed by his fam­ily, the Hart­ford Courant said.

The other victim was not im­me­di­ately iden­ti­fied.

Christo­pher was the all­time win­ningest driver at both Stafford Mo­tor Speed­way and Thomp­son Speed­way, the news­pa­per said.

It was not clear who had been pi­lot­ing the plane, a sin­gle-en­gine Mooney.

The bod­ies were found by three hik­ers. One re­ported see­ing a body that had ap­par­ently been thrown from the plane.

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