Motorcycle racing instructor, student die in collision at Daytona

An instructor and student at a motorcycle racing school in Florida died after they collided at high speeds on the track at Daytona International Speedway, police said.

"He went out like he wanted to go out, though. He rode off into the sunset on his motorcycle, just like he wanted to go," Dale Shaw, the son of 65-year-old instructor Rick Shaw, told Fox 35 News.

Rick Shaw and his student, 45-year-old Eric Desy of Quebec, both died after being rushed to the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach on Thursday, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Rick Shaw worked at the Team Hammer Advanced Riding School and had been a motorcycle instructor for 20 years, Fox 35 News reports. He had served in the Army and was a Miami police officer.

"Rick was an excellent instructor and a great friend. His riding resume at Daytona was outstanding, and for many years he held the record for the most miles raced in the Daytona 200,” Daytona International Speedway said in a statement.

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