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Herbert's two sons killed in traffic accident in North Carolina

Updated: January 27, 2008, 12:15 AM ET
Associated Press

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert's two sons were killed Saturday in a traffic accident near their home.

A statement from Herbert's team said sons Jon, 17, and James, 12, died instantly when the car they were riding in collided with another vehicle in the town of Cornelius, which is 20 miles north of Charlotte.

Cornelius police said the Mazda that Herbert's children were in attempted to pass a third car when it went out of control and collided with a Hummer.

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