RV Driver in Fatal Racing Crash Identified

police-lightsCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have identified the driver who died after an RV rolled over during a race in Cedar Rapids.

John Pickart, 68, of Norway, was killed Saturday night during a “Race ‘Em or Wreck ‘Em” event at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, according to police. The race involved school buses and RVs.

During the race, a bus struck the rear of Pickart’s RV as the vehicles entered a corner, and the RV rolled onto its roof. Paramedics worked for more than half an hour to extract him from the wreck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.