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A man died in a vehicle crash during a sanctioned racing event Friday evening at Columbia Airport, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was reportedly racing another vehicle on the runway at the airport when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and rolled it several times, Sheriff’s Sgt. Jacob Ostoich said in an email sent at 6:17 p.m. Saturday in response to questions sent by The Union Democrat at 11:20 a.m. Saturday.

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