“Fatal Crash Claims Life of Erin Kelly in Annual Forest Rally Race”

By | July 16, 2023



A tragic incident occurred during the annual Forest Rally Race in Township C, resulting in the death of one person. The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office reported that a rally car failed to negotiate a left turn onto South Arm Road, leading to the driver losing control and colliding with a tree on the passenger’s side. Unfortunately, the passenger, identified as Erin Kelly, a 48-year-old from Marshall, Virginia, died at the scene of the crash.

The accident took place near Lower Richardson Lake, prompting the New England Forest Rally to cancel the remainder of the event. Safety precautions were in place, as both the driver and passenger were wearing helmets and restraining devices during the crash, as confirmed by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident to determine the exact cause and circumstances surrounding the crash. This investigation will provide valuable information to prevent similar accidents in the future and improve safety measures during rally races.

The Forest Rally Race is an exciting and popular event that draws participants and spectators alike. However, incidents like these serve as stark reminders of the potential dangers involved in high-speed racing. It is crucial for organizers and participants to prioritize safety and adhere to strict protocols to minimize the risk of accidents.

The loss of a life is a somber reminder of the importance of safety in motorsports. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Erin Kelly during this difficult time. It is our hope that this incident will lead to a reevaluation of safety measures and prevent future tragedies in rally races..