Man Dies In Drag Racing Crash

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) _ A man authorities say was driving almost 300 miles-an-hour at a racing park in Jupiter has died.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Christopher Gould was pronounced dead at Moroso Motorsports Park where he was racing.

Parachutes on the car didn't deploy when he was slowing down, forcing the driver to lose control. The car overturned several times, and Gould was thrown from the car.

Deputies say the man's car reached speeds of about 270 miles-per-hour before the crash.

Authorities are investigating.

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