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Former F1 Driver Jj Lehto May Face Charges in Boating Death

JJ Lehto, the Finnish driver who enjoyed successful careers in both Formula One and endurance racing, was seriously injured in a boating accident earlier this month.  The accident took the life of Lehto's unnamed passenger, identifed only as a close friend of the retired drivers.  Lehto was found to have a blood alcohol accident over the legal limit after the accident, and excessive speed was believed to be the primary cause.

The accident took place near Lehto's home in Finland, in a narrow canal with a maximum speed limit of 5 kilometers per hour.  Based on data from the crash scene, Lehto, who remains hospitalized, was estimated to have been travelling at 70 kilometers per hour when his boat struck a concrete bridge support.

Source:  RideLust

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