Authorities Confirm 11th Fatality from Reno Air Races

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - According to Michele Anderson from the City of Reno, another fatality has been confirmed, bringing the death toll to 11.

According to area hospitals, no one has succombed to injuries since Sunday. Anderson says it is too early to tell the identity of the latest fatality.

The latest NTSB press conference confirmed 7 killed on the tarmac with 2 dying later from their injuries, then an additional victim died this past weekend and with Tuesday's announcement, the death toll is at 11.

Five victims with injuries are still being treated at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, with one discharged Tuesday. Renown still has ten patients, with one new discharge Tuesday. No patients remain at Northern Nevada Medical Center.

Around 4 p.m., Friday a P-51 Mustang nose-dived near a crowd of spectators in the box seat section soon after the race began killing 7 instantly, including the pilot Jimmy Leeward, and injuring at least 50 at the annual National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Airport.

Latest details to be added when confirmed.

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