ORLANDO, Fla. — A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail, killing a passenger and injuring the driver Sunday, police said.

The attraction lets racecar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.

The passenger who died was a 36-year-old track employee from nearby Davenport.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the driver was a track employee or a customer. The driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Their names were not released.

The Lamborghini crashed when the driver lost control on the course at the Exotic Driving Experience, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, which was investigating.

At the track, customers pay anywhere from $200 to about $400 to drive five or six laps around a track with a professional driving instructor in the passenger seat offering advice, according to the Exotic Driving Experience’s website.

The track is operated by Petty Holdings, which has other Exotic Driving Experience attractions at speedways in Atlanta, Daytona Beach, New Jersey, Kansas, New Hampshire and Texas.

In a statement, Petty Holdings said: “On behalf of everyone in the organization, it is with a very heavy heart that we extend our deepest sympathies to those involved in today’s tragic accident in Orlando.”

The Exotic Driving Experience, along with its sibling track, the Richard Petty Driving Experience, was due to close this summer at Disney World for unrelated reasons.


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