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Worker dies clearing track during Wisconsin school bus race

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Posted at 2:57 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 15:57:16-04

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Authorities say a track worker at a Wisconsin raceway was killed during a school bus race while trying to move a damaged bus.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says 62-year-old Edward Nicholson, of River Falls, died after the bus rolled onto him at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond.

Authorities say the bus became undriveable after a crash.

It was the first night of racing at the speedway.

It opened its season after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down coronavirus restrictions imposed by Gov. Tony Evers.