A six year old boy, Sebastian Hizey of Puyallup, was killed on Friday night around 9:40 pm at a monster truck show held at the Tacoma Dome when a piece of metal flew off of a truck 30-50 feet and hit him in the head. Hizey was taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma where he was pronounced dead. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy but it appears as if Hizey was killed after a severe brain trauma reports The Seattle Times.
Another spectator, a man, was also struck by flying debris and suffered unknown injuries. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Field Motor Sports, promoter of the Monster Jam event said that in 25 years, there has never been a history of an accident of this nature.
According to the report, a truck was turning tight circles when it experienced some sort of mechanical failure and debris went flying.
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