Race truck driver killed in Marysville Speedway crash

August 15, 2010 6:00:02 PM PDT
A semi-truck racer was killed during a race at the Marysville Speedway in Yuba County Saturday night.

Witnesses say the truck got tangled with another big rig and flipped over. No spectators were hurt in the accident.

Track officials say it was the first fatality in the 68-year history of the Marysville Speedway, but it was also the first time they had ever raced big rigs.

The driver who died did not have a roll cage built into his cab.