Race car driver Donnie Ray Crawford III (pictured) was killed Saturday morning by his grandfather, Daniel Garcia, who also died in the shooting at the family’s home.
Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert says the 74-year-old Garcia, who was living with the Crawford family, went into his grandson’s room and began shooting. Jodi Crawford, Garcia’s daughter and Donnie Ray III’s mother, tried to stop the shooting, as did the boy’s father, Donnie Ray Crawford Jr. Jodi Crawford was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip while Donnie Ray Crawford Jr. reportedly was not seriously hurt.
Donnie Ray Crawford III was scheduled to run in the Chili Bowl in Tulsa on Saturday evening.
“This family has been kind of the founders of racing in Tulsa. They came home from the (Chili Bowl) races last night, everything was fine, and apparently for no reason this happened this morning,” Sheriff Colbert told reporters.
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