A motorcycle race in Ephrata, Washington, turned tragic yesterday when one of the bikes ran off the track and struck a 5-year-old boy. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead later that night.
John Smith, 29, was racing his motorcycle at Raceway Park when he lost control of the bike. According to the Grant County Sheriff's Department, the motorcycle ran off the track 5-year-old Kaiden R. Henley, who was watching the race on his bicycle from the track's inner field with his family.
The Seattle Times reports that Smith was also injured in the crash, but refused to be transferred to the hospital.
Dave Ponozzo, the Grant County Undersheriff, doesn't expect any criminal charges to be filed.