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Accident at Marysville racetrack leaves 2 dead

March 16, 2013 | 10:00 pm

Two spectators died after a car veered off a racetrack during warm-up laps in Marysville on Saturday evening, according to reports.

The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. at the Marysville Raceway Park, about 40 miles north of Sacramento. A car at the track lost control and struck the two people, according to reports from media and witnesses. 

One of the victims died at the scene, and the other was later pronounced dead at a hospital, according to those reports.

Management for the track and the Yuba County Sheriff's Department could not be reached late Saturday.

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