The family of Kierstin Eaddy confirmed to NBC 5 that she was the teen driver killed in the crash. They said the Flower Mound resident was an honor student and a volunteer and that "they're trying to understand why God took such a special little girl today."
According to CareFlite, Eaddy was driving in a solo go-kart race when something went wrong.
Witnesses said she accelerated as she passed the finish line, a point when she should have been slowing down. The kart kept going until it hit a braided cable so hard that it took off the helmet she was wearing.
"Something happened, possibly her brakes went away or brakes went out," said John Ray, with North Texas Karters, Inc.
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