Two more competitors killed at Targa Tasmania
A double fatality on Saturday has further rocked the Targa Tasmania tarmac rally in Australia.
Organisers have confirmed that driver Leigh Mundy and co-driver Dennis Neagle were both killed in a crash on the Cygnet stage at approximately 11:45am local time.
"Sadly there has been double fatality after a crash on the Cygnet stage of Targa Tasmania," read a statement from organisers.
"A 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (car #902) hit a tree 6.2 kilometres into the stage at approximately 11:45 this morning.
"Medical and emergency teams were immediately dispatched to attend the scene of the accident but were unable to revive both the driver Leigh Mundy, and co-driver Dennis Neagle, who died at the scene.
"The stages were downgraded at 12:17 to touring only and competitors returned to the finish at PW1 in Hobart.
"As this is now a coronial matter, there will be no further statement from Targa Australia."
Targa Australia CEO Mark Perry said: “This has been a devastating few days for the Targa family.
"Today our thoughts and deepest condolences go to Leigh and Dennis’ family and friends.
"Both loved Targa and we knew them so well, which makes their passing so difficult for everyone in our community.
"They will be sorely missed by us all.”
The tragic crash means there have been three fatalities across the last two days.
His co-driver Glenn Evans escaped the crash without injury.
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