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Donnie Ray Crawford: Death of Local Sprint Car Star Stuns Oklahoma Fans

The details surrounding Donnie Ray Crawford III's death after being shot by his grandfather, Daniel Garcia, are still unclear. That hasn't stopped the local racing community in Oklahoma from mourning the 24-year-old star. Danica Lawrence of FOX 23 in Tulsa reports that one of the people to take Crawford's loss hard is fellow racer Harli White. One of Crawford’s closest friends, 16-year-old Harli White, said Crawford was more than a friend, he was her hero. On April 5, 2008, White was 12 years old and was driving in her first race at the I-44 Speedway in Oklahoma City. Her car caught fire, and Crawford happened to be nearby and had a fire suit on. He didn’t hesitate when he reached inside her car and pulled her out with her body...

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