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Targa Tasmania car rally driver dies in serious crash

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A 68-year-old NSW man has been killed in a crash on the second last day of the Targa Tasmania car rally.

Long-time Targa competitor Shane Navin died after he crashed his 1979 Mazda RX-7 at Double Barrel Creek on the Mount Arrowsmith stage of the race, on Friday morning.

The accident occurred about 11am on Friday on the Lyell Highway near Double Barrel Creek, between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge.

Tasmania Police confirmed Mr Navin’s death in a statement on Facebook. Mr Navin’s co-driver, Glenn Evans, was uninjured in the crash.

In a statement on Friday afternoon afternoon, Targa Australia CEO, Mark Perry, said Navin was “much-loved”.

“This is a very sad time for the Targa community. Shane was a much loved and admired member of our…



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