LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - It's supposed to be a place where dreams come true, but it was a nightmare situation on Sunday. It happened at the Walt Disney World Speedway, when a guest driver crashed a Lamborghini into a guardrail, killing operations manager Gary Terry in the passenger seat.
The driver, 24 year-old Tavon Watson, was taken to a hospital and released after receiving treatment for minor injuries. Troopers say both men were wearing seatbelts.
The ride was part of Richard Petty`s Exotic Driving Experience, where folks can pay up to $2,000 to drive high-performance sports cars.
Petty`s company wasted no time releasing a statement:
“It is with a very heavy heart that we extend our deepest sympathies to those involved in today's tragic accident in Orlando.”
The fatal crash has given visitors to fantasyland a dose of reality. Autumn Stevenson was one of the tourists shocked to hear the news, "It's kind of scary to think accidents do happen, even though they are rides and they do have precautions."
The track was already scheduled to be shut down for good this summer, now the question is whether it will re-open after this investigation is complete? This is just one more reminder that fast & furious isn’t always a magical experience.