Monday, September 15, 2014

Raceway Accident Claims Life

September 15, 2014

Levy County Deputies responded to the Bronson Motor Speedway located on SR 24 just east of Bronson, Fl. at 3:11 pm on September 14, 2014. Deputies discovered the flagman, identified as Buddy Jack Howell Jr. 49, was struck in the infield by a 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck participating in a two vehicle “spectator” event the track was hosting.

The vehicle driven by Gene Lawson rounded turn four, lost traction and began rotating counter clock wise. The vehicle entered the infield and struck Howell. Howell was treated on scene by EMS and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The accidental death was investigated jointly by LCSO and the Florida Highway Patrol.  The tragedy has generated significant interest in social media.  We extend our condolences to everyone involved.


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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