A police officer killed in the line of duty Thursday at MIT has family ties to NASCAR.
Officer Sean A. Collier,26 of Somerville Mass., was shot Thursday evening after an incident on campus. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The incident touched off a manhunt that according to numerous media accounts involves two suspects in the bombings at the end of the Boston Marathon that killed three bystanders and injured scores of others. One of the bombing suspects was killed early Friday morning while a massive search continued for the second.
Hendrick Motorsports, which fields four cars in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series, released a statement Friday morning confirming that Collier’s brother works for the team based in Concord N.C. MORE>>>
Written by: Greg Engle CupScene.com Editor/NASCAR Examiner, April 19, 2013