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In a joint statement from the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) and event organiser Octagon, it has been confirmed that the driver of a car competing in the 2013 Targa Tasmania Rally has been killed in a crash.

The incident happened this morning in stage one of the rally near Deloraine, west of Launceston.

John Mansell was fatally injured in a single car accident involving a 2009 Porsche Cayman.

His co-driver Tristan Catford, suffered injuries in the accident and was taken to Launceston General Hospital.

Tasmania Police attended the scene to investigate and issued a statement and will make a report to the coroner.

CAMS and Octagon will continue to assist authorities in this matter.

CAMS and Octagon are extremely saddened by the loss o
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