Ill. Car Dealer Dies in Racing Accident
June 20, 2018—The president of two Peoria, Ill., car dealerships died last weekend, after he lost control of his race car and crashed at a track in Canada.
Police say Jeff Green, 61, died as the result of a crash that occurred last Saturday during a Formula 5000 race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. According to an Associated Press report, officials said Green was racing at the track outside of Toronto when he lost control of his 1972 Lola T300 race car while turning a corner and hit a wall.
Green was extracted from his car, but he was pronounced dead once he arrived at a local hospital.
Green was the president of both Green Ford and Green Chevrolet in Peoria. Earlier in his career, he helped run dealerships in Danville, Ill., that sold Chevrolet, Mazda, and Volkswagen vehicles.