A 57-year-old hotelier and an avid car racer was killed while participating in a race held in Irungattukottai near Kancheepuram on Sunday.
K. Kumar was rushed to a private hospital in Thandalam, where he died while undergoing treatment.
A senior police official of Kancheepuram district said Mr. Kumar had participated in several car races and had won trophies too. On Sunday, Mr. Kumar, who runs a hotel in Sriperumbudur, was taking part in a 36-km race when he lost control of the vehicle after hitting the car of another competitor, went off the race track and crashed into a barricade.
The car overturned and the injured racer was rushed to the hospital. However, he died without responding to treatment, the police official said.
The Sriperumbudur police have filed a case and are investigating the incident.