Sussex

Racing driver Sandra Harrison-Moore dies in Goodwood crash

Sandra Harrison-Moore (Picture: Graham Wingfield)
Image caption Sandra Harrison-Moore was driving a Caterham-type sports car that hit a tyre wall at the circuit

A 27-year-old driver has died after a crash at Goodwood motor racing circuit.

Sandra Harrison-Moore was killed after appearing to lose control of her car during a time trial, Sussex Police said.

Ms Harrison-Moore, of Blackthorn Grove, Milton Keynes, who was driving a Caterham-type sports car, died later in hospital, police said.

Police said she crashed after coming out of the last bend in the trial and hit a tyre wall, on Saturday.

Ms Harrison-Moore was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious head injuries after the crash at 14:50 BST, but died later.

Coroner informed

Insp Phil Nicholas said: "This appears to have been a tragic crash during a regular time trial event and our thoughts go to the victim's family, who were with her when she died."

He said Sussex road policing officers were called to the circuit and had been investigating the crash on behalf of the West Sussex coroner, but there was no evidence of any other vehicle being involved.

An inquest would be opened in due course, he added.

Insp Nicholas said the event was organised by the Motor Sports Association.

No-one from the association or Goodwood motor racing circuit has yet commented on Ms Harrison-Moore's death.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites