Adam Wright, a mechanic for JR Motorsports’ Xfinity Series team, died Sunday night in Statesville, NC according to NBCSports. The 33 year old was involved in a single car crash where his car left the road and became airborne according to NC State Patrol trooper J.S. Swagger. Wright was not wearing his seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The crash is still being investigated and there is no indication of what could have caused it.
JR Motorsports confirmed the incident on twitter:
The rest of the NASCAR community reacted throughout the day.
This is the second terrible incident in a week that has rocked the NASCAR community after former driver Shane Seig passed away just short of his 35th birthday.