NASCAR driver, pilot killed in plane crash
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. — NASCAR officials say modified championship racer Ted Christopher was one of two people killed when a small plane crashed Saturday in Connecticut.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirms that two people were aboard a Mooney M20C plane that went down in the woods near the North BranfordGuilford border shortly before 2 p.m. They didn’t release names.
NASCAR said Christopher and the plane’s pilot died.
The 59-year-old Christopher captured 13 track championships and competed at every level of NASCAR during his career.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the accident.