Racer dies in Anderson crash

May 23, 2011

A Madison County coroner confirmed Sunday that 49-year-old William Mefford of Knightstown died of head and chest injuries suffered in a Saturday night racing crash at the Anderson Speedway. Mefford hit a corner barrier traveling at least 75 mph on the quarter-mile track after his hood flew open. The driver was known as an accomplished racer who had won the track's Late Model division on May 7.