NEW PARIS – We're learning more about a scary ending to an exciting evening at the race track in New Paris Saturday night.
Just before midnight, a stock car hit a wall at the New Paris Speedway, injuring 6 spectators.
Rick Rolston is the head of New Paris EMS and says the debris from the crash flew into the stands, causing the injuries. All 6 victims were taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital, and according to Speedway spokesman Michael Rife, all were treated and released.
Rife says the injuries were a combination of people being hit by debris and from the 3-feet wall.
Norma Jean Howard was in the crowd and e-mailed WSBT, saying “there was so much debris flying that at least 6 ambulances were dispatched to take care of the injured.”
Two people spoke anonymously with WSBT reporter Ed Ernstes. One woman said she saw a lot of sparks, then lots of yelling, and then things got pretty chaotic.