Vivint CEO involved in Mexico car crash

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Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen crashed into three spectators in the 48th Baja 500 race in Mexico, killing an 8-year-old boy and injuring two others on Sunday, June 5.

An official statement from the SCORE International Off-Road Racing states that Pedersen was trying to avoid spectators while going into the Ensenada wash with his race truck.

A screen cap of Todd Pedersen’s trophy truck moments before it slipped down the Ensenada wash, killing one and injuring two others. (YouTube)

“Racer Todd Pedersen, Orem, Utah, while negotiating a turn entering the Ensenada wash and attempting to avoid some fans, eventually hit three spectators. An eight-year old boy was fatally injured in the accident, according to police on the scene. He was transported to an Ensenada hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival,” the statement reads.

“I’m devastated by the tragic accident that happened this weekend. My heart goes out to the family at this time,” Pedersen said in a statement regarding the accident.

Vivint is a private Utah County company that sells alarm systems, home automation and internet service to the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand.

(Footage from the 48th Baja 500 Race shows Todd Pedersen’s trophy truck slipping from the Ensenada wash, which killed one and injured two others).

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