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Around 3.30pm today, a vehicle participating in Targa Tasmania crashed over an embankment on a closed section of the event.

No other vehicles were involved.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene, however the man sadly died. The female front seat passenger received non life threatening injuries in the crash.

Police do not have permission from the man’s family to release his name at this time.

The crash is being investigated by police.

The road remains closed while a crash investigation is carried out.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Targa Australia CEO Mark Perry said: :”The thoughts of our the entire TARGA community are with our fellow competitor’s family and his loved ones at this extremely difficult time. We feel deeply for them all.”

“We will work with Tasmania Police and Motorsport Australia to understand the full circumstances of the accident.

“For now, matters around TARGA Tasmania for this year is part of an on-going discussion with our partners, Motorsport Australia, and we will announce more once our plans have been finalised.”

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