A worker was killed during a weekend motorcycle race at the Road Atlanta track in Braselton in South Hall.
Road Atlanta spokeswoman Kelsi Nilsson confirmed the incident, calling Hazel Harrell’s death “a terrible tragedy, ” but didn’t give further details.
Speed Sport, a motorsport news website, cited multiple sources saying Harrell, 60, was struck by a motorcycle that was competing as part of Saturday afternoon’s WERA Cycle Jam. She died as a result of her injuries.
“She was a fixture at Road Atlanta and has been volunteering there for 15 years, ” Speed Sport states. “She could often be found at turn 7 on event weekends.”
Hall County Fire Services did not send emergency responders to the scene, spokesman Capt. Zachary Brackett said.
“Road Atlanta utilizes private (emergency) services for its operation, ” he said. “We respond there if needed, at their request.”
Nilsson said “we’re all heartbroken” over the incident.
A statement from the track says: “We at Road Atlanta are devastated to confirm the passing of one of our own, Hazel Harrell, this weekend.