2 killed as car crashes at French rally

first_img 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Associated PressTOULON, France (AP) – A car competing in a road race through a village in southern France lost control and smashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday, killing two and injuring at least 15, police said.The cause of the crash during the Var Rally in Plan-de-la-Tour village at 4:30 p.m. (1430 GMT, 10:30 a.m. EDT) was not immediately known, a policeman said on condition of anonymity in keeping with regulations. At least four of the injured were in serious condition. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Fire stations deployed about 50 rescue workers to the site, and some of the victims were rushed to hospitals, the policeman said.The Var Rally is not a major road race in France, but as in others held in the country a major challenge is for the drivers to navigate narrow roads through rural areas at high speed as spectators watch, often from the sidelines.Plan-de-la-Tour, located near Toulon city, gained international attention several years ago when American actor Johnny Depp and singer Vanesa Paradis bought a house there.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories center_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Top Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more