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Driver dies in Australian rally, 4th fatality in 2 years


HOBART, Australia (AP) — A 59-year-old driver has been killed in a crash at the Targa Tasmania rally in Australia, a year after three competitors died in the annual race. The man from Brisbane and his wife were in a 1989 Porsche 944 S2 when it crashed over an embankment on a closed section of the event in the north of Tasmania state. Tasmania police said the man died at the scene and the woman was taken to a hospital for observation but was not seriously injured. Police did not release the man’s name. Officials later downgraded the six-day rally, which is staged on sealed roads, to a non-competitive event. Drivers will be required to keep to posted speed limits. 

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