I-Team: 9-1-1 calls detail SpeedVegas tragedy

LAS VEGAS - (Warning: Viewers may find some of the content in this story disturbing)

SpeedVegas is a newer attraction in Las Vegas where customers can drive fast cars. But after a crash which killed two men in February, questions are being raised about safety.

One lawsuit was filed by a former employee of the track and it was settled out of court. And now the family of the instructor who was killed plans on filing their own civil lawsuit soon.

The I-Team has obtained the 9-1-1 calls which provide a glimpse into what unfolded that day when a Lamborghini went up in flames on a race track.

9-1-1 operator: Fire and medical what is the emergency?
Caller: "We have two people trapped in a burning car and we cannot get them out."

Inside the car was a Las Vegas driving instructor and Canadian tourist.

Operator: "Where on the property are they?
Caller: "They are on the south end of the property. They will see the smoke." (Screaming)
Operator: "OK, we're coming as fast as we can, OK?"
Caller: "OK (starts crying) Thank you. Thank you so much."

The 9-1-1 calls were followed by Clark County trying to figure out the logistics of getting to the crash site which it at a racetrack where the average joe can drive exotic cars at high speeds.

This was the response at SpeedVegas while Clark County firefighters were on the way.

"This will be boulevard command. We have a vehicle fire, heavily involved. Unknown if there's people still trapped. We're going to go ahead and pull the line and start extinguishing."

But it was too late. Both men died.

SpeedVegas which opened in April of 2016 is located near Sloan. The closest fire station appears to be about 10 miles away.

According to a spokesman from Clark County, the average response time for the fire department is 8-and-a-half minutes. The response time during this crash was 9 minutes and 48 seconds.
 


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