Former NASCAR driver James Hylton, the 1966 Rookie of the Year, has been killed in a car crash. He was 83. Hylton and his son, 61-year-old James ‘Tweety’ Hylton Jr, both died at the scene of the crash on Interstate 85 in Carnesville, Georgia, just after 6 am on Saturday.
The father and son were returning from Friday’s ARCA Series event at Talladega Superspeedway when their GMC truck veered off the road and hit an embankment, according to authorities.
The driver of the vehicle survived the crashed and sustained serious injuries. The driver’s name has not been released.