Denton County Man Injured in Daytona Crash

Crash sends debris into the crowd, hurting at least 30 people

Monday, Feb 25, 2013  |  Updated 12:01 AM CDT
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Denton County Man Injured in Daytona Crash

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Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne and into the catch fence during a multi-car crash involving Justin Allgaier (31), Brian Scott (2) and others during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Larson's crash sent car parts and other debris flying into the stands injuring spectators. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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A Denton County man may leave a Florida hospital this week after being severely injured in a crash at Daytona International Speedway.

The Associated Press reports at least 30 NASCAR fans have been injured by flying debris during Saturday's accident.

The crash began as the field closed in on the finish line of the Nationwide Series race. A somber Tony Stewart, who won the race, skipped the traditional post-race celebration.

Eddie Huckaby, 53, of Krum suffered "a pretty massive cut on his leg."

The report said a three foot long piece of metal hit Huckaby. He is expected to be in the hospital for at least two days.

Huckaby was sitting with his brother Terry in the 11th row in the grandstands. Terry used his belt to wrap as a tourniquet around his brother's leg because it was bleeding.  He descibed the chaotic scene.

"You got to realize a motor was sitting in the stands," Terry Huckaby told NBC affiliate WESH-TV. "And a wheel, and I don't mean a tire, I mean a wheel with a brake on it and everything flying over your head and debris everywhere and smoke and people crying."
 

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