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Sudden Death: Soapbox Racer!

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A 22-year-old man died Sunday after the homemade soapbox car he was racing down a street spun out of control and crashed into a sports utility vehicle, police said.

Michael Garcia sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at Tarzana Medical Center. He was one of 36 contestants racing in an event held by the San Fernando Valley Illegal Soapbox Federation whose memebers meet periodically to race.
—From the Daily Breeze, 3/10/08

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