Fatal Accident at Maryland International Raceway
By Mechanicsville Volunteers
July 23, 2017

At 1956 hours, the station was alerted to 27861 Budds Creek Road, Maryland International Raceway, for the traumatic injuries. Engine 23 and Rescue Squad 2 made the response. As units were responding, additional information was relayed advising it was high speed collision at the end of the track with a priority four patient. They also advised that extrication would be needed and units proceeded to the scene with this information.

Engine 23 arrived to find a dragster style racecar into the woods at the end of the track. The rescue provided scene lighting for law enforcement to conduct their investigation and extricated the operator once they were completed.

Units operated for approximately two and half hours.

The officers and members extend their condolences to the family and friends affected by this incident.

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Firefighters work on the scene of a fatal accident at the Maryland International Raceway
Firefighters work on the scene of a fatal accident at the Maryland International Raceway
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Aaron W July 24, 2017 at 11:51 AM
Prayers to everyone.

Ron H. July 24, 2017 at 1:49 PM
Thank you for all you do. Thoughts and prayers to the family of the racer, and to the brave first responders.

Bennick Rinehardt July 24, 2017 at 5:39 PM
Sending prayers for the family. May they find peace in this bad situation. He left here doing what he loved to do. May the lord help the family find Peace.

Brenda July 24, 2017 at 9:07 PM
So sad to hear. My prayers go out to the family..

Jimmy July 25, 2017 at 7:37 AM
So sorry to hear of this. Thomas was a good man and enjoyed what he was doing. Prayers for the family and friends and all involved.

Collin Gears July 27, 2017 at 8:39 PM
My prayers go out to the driver and his family, may god be with them through this hard time!!!!