Jury: NASCAR, racetrack didn't cause harm in lightning death

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A jury has ruled that a Pennsylvania racetrack didn't cause harm to a man killed by lightning minutes after an August 2012 NASCAR race was stopped.

The Pocono Record reports (http://bit.ly/29Qt3oo ) the jury ruled in favor of Pocono Raceway and NASCAR on Monday, finding the racetrack negligent, but not a "factual cause" of any harm to Brian Zimmerman.

Zimmerman was killed in the parking lot outside the main grandstands of the racetrack.

The suit says the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 4:12 p.m. The race was stopped at 4:54 p.m. and Zimmerman was killed about five minutes later.

The racetrack sent out two tweets before he died advising fans to seek shelter. Zimmerman didn't have a smartphone.

The racetrack didn't respond to requests for comment.


Information from: Pocono Record, http://www.poconorecord.com/