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Demolition Derby Crash Kills 1, Sends At Least 8 to Hospital

A car flew through a fence into spectators at a demolition derby in Deer Lodge

BUTTE — A Montana woman has died after a car flew through a fence into spectators at a demolition derby.

The Montana Standard reports at least eight people were sent to the hospital Sunday after a driver lost control of the car.

Authorities say a woman in her 40s died at the hospital after being transported from Powell County Fairgrounds in Deer Lodge about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southeast of Missoula.

Authorities did not release her name.

Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles says at least one was flown by helicopter to the hospital and others were transported by ambulance or law enforcement.

Roselles says he believes others sustained major injuries, including a 1-year-old child.

Officials say it was the final derby event at the Tri-County Fair.