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'killed by debris that struck her helmet'

Katarina Moller (pictured), 24, was making her first run in a jet dragster when she crashed at the Sebring International Raceway on Thursday night

Katarina Moller (pictured), 24, was making her first run in a jet dragster when she crashed Thursday night

A jet dragster driver who died in a crash in Florida last week was killed by debris that struck her helmet during her first run in a racing category that saw her reach speeds up to 200mph.

Katarina 'Kat' Moller, 24, was making her first run of an exhibition event in a jet dragster when she crashed at the Sebring International Raceway on Thursday night. 

The Highlands County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the district's medical examiner has not issued a final autopsy report, but a preliminary investigation 'determined that a piece of debris impacted Moller's helmet, which is what caused her death'. 

As it crossed the center line during the run, the dragster struck a timing device located between lanes at the drag racing finish line. 

Police said a parachute was observed to have deployed at or around this same time. 

'As the dragster continued down the track, it drifted further right, scraping the right side retaining barrier wall before coming to rest after a low-speed impact with a tire barrier near Turn One on the race track,' police said. 

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The Highlands County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the district's medical examiner has not issued a final autopsy report, but a preliminary investigation 'determined that a piece of debris impacted Moller's (left) helmet, which is what caused her death'
The car she was driving was red, white and blue and contained an engine that burned through 25 gallons of fuel for every quarter of a mile

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