Two men suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while parked in a converted bus at Texas Motor Speedway
The bus was parked on the infield of Texas Motor Speedway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend
49-year-old, Cameron Hickman of Flower Mound, Texas has died following the NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend. He succumbed to injuries and passed on Monday after being transported to a local hospital.
The two men involved, parked a bus on the infield at Texas Motor Speedway on over the weekend. On Sunday morning, Fellow fans reported to track/series officials that two men were sick inside the infield vehicle. Until they arrived, fans entered the vehicle and began providing CPR in an effort to help.
Moments later, firefighters attended to the men. They arrived at the scene around 9am on Sunday morning.
Both men who appeared to be in or close to their 50’s were moved to the infield medical center at Texas Motor Speedway ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, November 4th, 2018.
One of the men, Hickman was placed in a hyperbaric chamber and transported to a local hospital.
Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Kyle Clay explained that the gasoline generator installed on the bus conversion was the cause of the incident. He stated that the custom built bus did not appear to be properly ventilated and the fumes built up inside the vehicle.
Hickman was transported to a Fort Worth, Texas based hospital. He was reported to be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The other mans name has not been released but he was also listed under critical condition as of Monday.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office provided details of the incident. Though, the cause of death was not released.