A day of fun turned into a tragedy when 14-year-old Kierstin Eaddy failed to stop after crossing the finish line in a go-karting event, went through a fence, and died.
Kiersten is an experienced autocross racer with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). She was racing in a Formula Junior solo race event outside Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Sunday. After she crossed the finish line, she seemed to accelerate instead of slow down. She smashed into a low fence, which stripped off her helmet and brought the kart to a stop in a field. She was airlifted to Harris Methodist Hospital, where she died from her injuries. The SCCA requires safety helmets for this event. Kiersten was wearing her helmet and safety gear, but it was not enough to save her.
Kiersten was a straight A student who touched the hearts of many people, according to her father. She volunteered at local horse stables and worked with children with autism and other disabilities in her spare time. Our condolences go out to the Eaddy family, and all of Kiersten’s loved ones.
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