An 11-year-old child is battling life-threatening injuries Monday after a truck slammed into a crowd at a Georgia mud bogging event over the weekend, killing two other children.
Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzales told FOX5 the truck from the South Creek Mud Boggin event in Milledgeville killed the children directly on impact.
“Our Mud Boggin’ family is heartbroken. There are no words that can ever be said to even begin to express our sorrow," the event's organizer told FOX5. "We ask that you continue to lift the families up in prayer-and-parents, please hold your children a little tighter tonight than you ever have before."
The Department of Public Safety said a Chevrolet S10 encountered mechanical malfunction, which caused the driver to lose control, sending his vehicle tumbling into the crowd.
The two victims have been identified as brothers Justin Moore, 10, and Ryan, 14. Zach Holloway, 11, was sent to a hospital in Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries, the station reported.
At muddling events, it is common that large, high-powered trucks drive at high speeds in the mud.