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Bureau To Review Off-Road Wreck That Killed 8 Fans

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8 people were killed when a truck lost control and plowed into spectators during the California 200 race in Lucerne Valley. (credit: John Casper)

8 people were killed when a truck lost control and plowed into spectators during the California 200 race in Lucerne Valley. (credit: John Casper)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management is conducting an official review of a weekend accident at an off-road race in the California desert that killed eight spectators.

Spokeswoman Jan Bedrosian said in a statement Monday that the agency is also cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the investigation and reviewing all off-road vehicle events in the California desert for safety.

Eight fans were killed Saturday at the California 200 race in the Mojave Desert when a truck went out of control after a jump and hit a crowd lining the course. Other fans were injured.

Race promoter Mojave Desert Racing had a BLM permit for the event, which has raised questions about oversight and safety at the races on federal land.

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