On Feb. 12 a customer and instructor at SpeedVegas were killed when their vehicle crashed and caught fire at the recreational racetrack south of Las Vegas.
According to the Las Vegas-Review Journal
, the client, a man in his 30s, was driving a white Lamborghini with the instructor in the passenger seat when he lost control and smashed into a barrier. The car then burst into flames.
In a statement on the SpeedVegas Facebook page
, CEO and co-founder Aaron Fessler confirmed the two deaths and said the company is cooperating fully with investigators.
"We are devastated by this tragic event and extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families and to our SpeedVegas team members who have lost a beloved colleague," Fessler wrote.
Opened in 2016, SpeedVegas lets clients drive high-end vehicles like Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porsches around a 1.5-mile track with various turns inspired by Formula One courses. Customers can also ride along on a drifting experience.
Following the accident, the track has been closed until further notice.