A jet-powered stunt truck collided in Michigan, killing the driver

A jet-powered stunt truck collided in Michigan, killing the driver ...

A jet-powered stunt truck lost control and crashed at a battleshow in Battle Creek, Michigan, on the 2nd of July, 2022, killing the driver. Shortly after, images were released on the internet recording the entire tragic event.

If you want to see it for yourself, we have included the footage at the end of this section.

Chris Darnell, 40, was driving the Shockwave Jet Truck, a custom-built semi-truck with three jet engines that was going more than 300 miles per hour down the runway at the Battle Creek Executive Airport, according to Battle Creek police.

The accident occurred around 1:10 pm (EDT).

The incident occurred during the "pyrotechnic part" of the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, according to police earlier.

Mike Westra, an air show attendee, has posted video on the internet showing how a truck was racing two planes and speeding down the runway before spinning and collapsing. Another video shows a parachute deploying behind the truck right before the collision.

Westra told CNN that the large black smoke and fire seen in the commercials as part of the show's fireworks had nothing to do with the tragedy. In the videos, you can see the smoke and fire before the truck starts to sag out of control.

Emergency personnel were already at the airport and quickly arrived to assist. "Within a minute or two, they were putting water on the fire," Westra said.

Westra saw the charred rubble when the fire was out and told CNN, "It came to rest upside down."

According to officials, the police department and the Battle Creek Fire Department are investigating the accident.

The rest of the air show on Saturday, according to a Facebook post, has been canceled due to the crash.

According to the company's website, the Shockwave Jet Truck can reach speeds of more than 350 miles per hour. According to the website, Darnell drove the truck, which was owned by Darnell Racing Enterprises of Springfield, Missouri.

Neal Darnell, Darnell's father, said the death of his youngest son "as a result of a mechanical failure."

"We are so sorry," Neal Darnell wrote. "He was so well-loved by everyone who knew him. He so loved the Air Show business."

What is the definition of a Shockwave jet truck?

Shockwave is a family of jet-powered American trucks, including Shockwave, a 1984 Peterbiltsemi, and Super Shockwave, a1957 Chevy truck.

The first Shockwave truck was simply named Shockwave. At 376 miles per hour (605 km/h), it is the world's fastest full-size truck with a jet engine.

Three Westinghouse J34-48 jet engines with a total output of 36,000 horsepower (26,845 kW; 36,499 PS) allowed the truck to complete the quarter-mile in 6.63 seconds.

At many air shows over the years, the driver who recently died passed one of these trucks. He also used the vehicle for flying against airplanes at 300 mph (480 km/h) in a rolling drag race.

The now-destroyed truck consumed 400 gallons of gasoline per mile, and when the afterburners turned on, it consumed even more. At the end of a race, the truck needed two aircraft parachutes to slow down.

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