An exhibition of drag racing machinery at the Cars for Kids charity
event turned deadly as a Pro Modified car doing a burnout lost control,
struck a utility pole and careened into a group of onlookers, killing
six and injuring 18 others in Selmer, Tenn.
Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Browning said the six deaths
included two 15-year-old girls and a 17-year-old girl. Eighteen others
were injured including a 5-year-old boy. The injured were taken to
hospitals in Tennessee and Mississippi.
The Highway Patrol said Raven Griswell, 15, of Finger; and Sean Michael
Driskill, 22, of Adamsville, died at the scene. Four others -- Brook L. Pope,
20, of Selmer; Scarlett Replogle, 15, of Selmer; Kimberly A. Barfield, 17, of
Adamsville; and Nicole Griswell, no age or hometown given -- died later in area