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Competitor dies in Baja 500 truck accident

Updated: June 5, 2007, 5:35 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- A competitor killed in a roll-over accident during a Baja California road race was not wearing a seat belt, race authorities said Tuesday.

Chris Lokken, 31, of Carlsbad, was a rider in a buggy that had a transmission breakdown around the 196th mile of the Tecate SCORE 500 off-road rally early Sunday shortly after midnight. He had no radio communication but flagged down a passing truck that was competing in another race class while the buggy driver remained behind, SCORE ...

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