Monster truck in Mexico kills 8, injures dozens

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:09:04 AM HST   Updated On: Oct 07 2013 06:09:49 AM HST

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (AP) - An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing eight people and hurting 79, officials said.

Video taken from the stands, shows the truck coming down nose-first and bouncing, before heading straight into the crowd.  Some witnesses said the driver appeared to have hit his head as he drove over the old cars.  Some spectators reported the driver's helmet came off as the huge vehicle bounced over the cars, leading to speculation that the driver was incapacitated.

The driver was detained Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter.  Officials said they were investigating possible safety violations during the setup of the show.

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