Police: Man charged after crash hurts 22 NASCAR fan

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia State Police say they've charged a man with reckless driving after a crash injured 22 people in a Martinsville Speedway parking lot after a NASCAR race.

Police said in a statement Monday that 65-year-old Gary T. Edem of Fairfax, Virginia, was released after a magistrate placed him on unsecured bond.

Troopers say Edem was driving a Chevrolet when he tried to pass a Jeep in the disabled parking area Sunday evening. Investigators say Edem struck the Jeep and the pedestrians.

Police say 22 people ranging in age from 12 to 65 were injured, including 17 people who were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

The incident remains under investigation.

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