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Six Reported Dead In Spain After Race Car Crashes Into Spectators

The driver appeared to lose control during the race Saturday as he headed into a curve, crashing into a crowd of spectators.

Last updated on September 6, 2015, at 6:44 p.m. ET

Posted on September 5, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. ET

Six people were killed in northwest Spain Saturday when a race car crashed into a crowd of people, including a young girl and two pregnant women.

Rally Coruña. Acidente con víctimas. @EPGalicia @europapress @NachodeFerrol @el_pais @elmundoes

Sixteen others were injured in the crash, which occurred near the city of A Coruña, after the driver appeared to lose control of the car and tumble off the road where a group of spectators were standing, according to videos and images posted to social media.

"CAOS " Emergencias tarda mas de la cuenta. 3 muertos. @vozcoruna @IsidoroValerio @GaliciArtabraDi @A3Galicia

The dead spectators were identified as four females and two men, El Païs reported. Two of the women were pregnant.

The crash occurred in a stretch of the a race running through Carral during the Rally de La Coruña.

The car appeared to be going into a curve when it lost control, smashing into the crowd.

The race was cancelled shortly after the crash as authorities responded by tending to the victims, according to El Païs.

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