Horrific crash injures 28 fans at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #32 Clorox Chevrolet, are involved in an incident at the finish of the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #32 Clorox Chevrolet, are involved in an incident at the finish of the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 23: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #32 Clorox Chevrolet, are involved in an incident at the finish of the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A crash that sent a racecar through a catch fence at the end of the NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway sent 14 fans to areas hospitals Saturday.

According to witnesses at the scene at least one fan suffered fatal injuries, although as of Saturday no official confirmation had been made.

Daytona president Joie Chitwood said that 14 people were transported off the property while 14 were treated on site. The injured were taken to at least three area hospitals; none of them were reporting any fatal injuries. 11 of those injured were taken to nearby Halifax Hospital and a spokesperson there said two patients were critical. The rest were all deemed ‘stable’.  MORE>>>

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