DRIVER Dies in Crash at Barberton
Sunday, August 26th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
NORTON, Ohio (AP) _ A stock-car driver lost control of his car during a race at Barberton Speedway on Saturday night and died after crashing through billboards at the edge of the track and hitting trees.
Tim Boswell, 35, of Copley, Ohio, died at 7:55 p.m. at Akron General Hospital, a nursing supervisor said.
Driver Kevin Swank said Boswell's car sounded as if its throttle was stuck open.
``The car went down the front stretch at full speed,'' said Swank, who was watching from the pit area. ``I could see smoke coming from the tires. He was on the brake.''
Boswell was a substitute driver for the owner of the car, Swank said.
Speedway officials called off the rest of Saturday's heats at the quarter-mile track. A message seeking comment was left at the speedway's office.
Police in this Akron suburb where the track is located were investigating the crash.