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Update: Reports Of Lesa France Kennedy Death Wrong

NBC affiliate WESH-TV reported earlier this morning that ISC President Lesa France Kennedy was on the plane that went down in suburban Orlando. I now have confirmation that she was out of town and was NOT in fact on the plane. Moments ago, NASCAR sent out this statement:

"This morning, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time, a Cessna 310 registered to Competitor Liaison Bureau, Inc. of Daytona Beach, crashed in a Sanford, Florida, area neighborhood. At this time, we can confirm there were two people on-board, including the pilot, Dr. Bruce Kennedy and Michael Klemm, a senior captain with NASCAR Aviation. Both were killed in the crash.

“Dr. Kennedy was the husband of NASCAR Board Member and ISC President Lesa France Kennedy.

“It is clear that numerous families were affected by this terrible tragedy and unfortunately several people were deceased or seriously injured. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with all of those who were involved in this tragic accident and their families. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.”

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