Loved ones will say goodbye to a popular mud bogging racer Wednesday.
The Goochland racer was killed over the weekend in what investigators are calling a freak accident. This crash has rattled this tight knit group of racers.
Carol Engel, better known as Chuck, died in Fluvanna County on Saturday. The Goochland man leaves behind a family of five and a sporting community in mourning.
His friends say he was an experienced "mud bogging" driver. He was racing when his car hit a birm and overturned.
Officers on scene performed CPR, but couldn't revive him.
The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office believes the extreme heat or a vehicle malfunction could have caused this crash.
Engel's memorial service will start this morning at 11 a-a.m., at Hope Church off Patterson Avenue in Glen Allen. His funeral will be right after the service at Forest Grove Christian Church.
That's off Hadensville-Fife Road in Goochland.
In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for Engel's children at the Bank of Essex. This crash is still under investigation.
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