Sunday, August 19, 2018
Outdoors

Powerboat driver dies in crash during Jacksonville event

JACKSONVILLE ó A powerboat racer was killed Saturday in a crash with another boat that injured three other racers at an event in Jacksonville.

Mike Salber, a 22-year member of the Sanford Fire Department, where he worked as a paramedic, died on the St. Johnís River during the Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Sea race, according to the Florida Times-Union.

The incident occurred at one of the P1 Superstock events hosted across Florida. The races will be coming to Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach on June 16-17.

Salber was driving the Rapid Buildings Solutions racing powerboat when he was involved in the crash with the Frank and Alís pizza boat , driven by Chris Mejias and his uncle Frank Silva. The other drivers also suffered injuries, , according to Action News Jax.

The cause of the crash was not immediately know, race organizers told Action News Jac.

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