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1 dead, 7 injured after car crashes into crowd at Texas mud racing event

The accident occurred at a mud-track event in Fabens, an area 35 miles southeast of El Paso, according to El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

A Texas mud racing crash left one person dead and seven others injured, including three critically, after a car ran into a crowd, authorities said Monday.

Deputies responded to an accident on Sunday at around 6:30 p.m. at a mud-track event in Fabens, an area 35 miles southeast of El Paso, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said one of the cars broke through a guard rail, ran into a crowd and struck three other vehicles. At least eight people were taken to the hospital, including one who later died from his injuries, police said.

Authorities identified the slain man as 21-year-old Willie Valadez Ramirez. Two victims were critically injured and five others had injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the sheriff's office.

It was unclear why the car drove into the guard rail.

No other details were immediately available.