SportF2 driver Hubert killed in Spa-Francorchamps crash
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A teenager was killed and another was injured when their vehicle apparently pulled in front of oncoming traffic was struck by a semi-truck in Monroe County. The accident happened around 1:35 p.m. Monday at the intersection of South Dixie Highway and Albain Road in Monroe Township. According to police, 19-year-old Zachary Zinner of Newport was traveling eastbound on Albain when he entered the intersection without yielding to oncoming traffic and was struck by a semi-truck that was traveling southbound on Dixie. Zinner was pronounced dead at the scene. An 18-year-old woman in his vehicle received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.
Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert has passed away aged 22 after sustaining injuries in a crash during the series’ feature race at Spa-Francorchamps.
The Renault junior – the reigning GP3 Series champion – was fighting to break into the top 10 with his Arden-prepared car when he was caught up in an accident with Giuliano Alesi – who lost control of his car at Eau Rouge.
Hubert was then hit at high speed by Sauber Junior Team driver Juan Manuel Correa at the exit of the Raidillon corner.
The FIA has confirmed that Hubert succumbed to his injuries at 18:35 local time, over an hour after the accident.
Late Night At Work Blamed For Deadly Crash In Monroe
MONROE (WWJ) - A late night at work is being blamed for a deadly crash in Monroe. The crash happened around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on North Custer Road across from Ruff Drive, west of Telegraph. Officers arrived to find an older model Dodge Ram pickup truck had collided head-on with a tree near the River Walk along the River Raisin. The driver, a 40-year-old man, was alive but unresponsive and had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he died during surgery. Police say driver fatigue is believed to be a contributing factor of the crash, as the man had just ended his midnight shift and had worked the day prior.
Correa was taken to hospital and is described as being in a stable condition. Alesi has been released from the medical centre.
Hubert has won two races in Formula 2 this season – at Monaco and Paul Ricard – and was eighth in the championship as the series’ second-highest placed rookie in the standings.
He was in line to take a top F2 drive next year owing to his strong performances and was well thought of in the Renault Formula 1 team.
The son of a French national rally driver Francois, Hubert won the French F4 championship in his first season in car racing in 2013.
After two seasons with Tech 1 in Formula Renault, he contested a single season of European Formula 3 with Van Amersfoort in 2016 before two seasons of GP3 with ART Grand Prix.
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Two people are dead, two are injured and one is facing charges after a crash early Friday morning in the Flint area. According to Genesee Township Police Chief John Mulally, the five people, all in their 30s, were leaving a local park at around 12:30 a.m., headed south on Branch Road, near Carpenter. "The driver lost control and hit a telephone pole," Mulally told WWJ's Beth Fisher, "bounced off the telephone pole and then hit a tree." Mulally said a man and woman, who were passengers in the vehicle, died as the scene. A third person was taken a local hospital in critical condition while the fourth suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The second in 2018 gave him the drivers’ title and helped ART to win a seventh out of eight teams’ titles before the series merged with European F3 to become FIA Formula 3 in 2019.
His strong performance in GP3 earned full Renault backing for 2019 – which also helped to place him at Arden for this season. With a new tie-up with HWA, the Arden squad has improved enormously over the course of the year.
Motorsport.com extends its sympathy to those who knew Anthoine at this difficult time.
The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) regrets to advise that a serious incident involving cars #12, #19 and #20 occurred at 17:07 on 31/08/19 as a part of the FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race at Spa-Francorchamps, round 17 of the season.
The scene was immediately attended by emergency and medical crews, and all drivers were taken to the medical centre.
As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car #19, Antoine Hubert (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35.
The driver of car #12, Juan-Manuel Correa (USA), is in a stable condition and is being treated at the CHU Liège hospital. More information on his condition will be provided when it becomes available.
The driver of car #20 Giuliano Alesi (FRA) was checked and declared fit at the medical centre.
The FIA is providing support to the event organisers and the relevant authorities, and has commenced an investigation into the incident.
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F2 2019: Spa Francorchamps Race 1 - Anthoine Hubert (Fatal Crash)
Hubert died in hospital following the accident. Correa suffered several broken legs.
Anthoine Hubert dies after Formula 2 Crash Spa - Francorchamps (Close footage) August 31, 2019
Horrific crash Formula 2 in Francorchamps. Involved: Giuliano Alesi, Ralph Boschung, Marino Sato, Anthoine Hubert and Juan Manuel Correa. *Anthoine Hubert ...