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Matthew Marker dies in rally accident

Updated: May 8, 2011, 4:32 PM ET
By Derek Reed | ESPN Action Sports

The rally racing community suffered a shock last Saturday when driver Matthew Marker died in an accident at the Olympic Rally in southwestern Washington state. The sport hadn't seen a competition-related death in North America since 2003.

Marker, a 31-year-old driver for the SubaRoots rally team, left the road while rounding a right turn on the rally's sixth special stage. His car skidded 40 feet down an embankment before crashing into a tree.

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