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Frenchman dies after car driven by him crashes at Fuji speedway in central Japan

This photo shows the entrance to Fuji International Speedway Road Circuit in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2018. (Getty/Kyodo)

SHIZUOKA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A Frenchman died Friday after the sports car he was driving crashed during an unofficial race at Fuji International Speedway in central Japan, local police said.

    Guillaume Renaud, a 49-year-old company executive and resident of Tokyo's Minato Ward, was found unconscious following the 2:55 p.m. accident, and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

    Renaud was a member of the speedway in Shizuoka Prefecture, the police said.

    His car veered off course at the first corner and hit walls of tires, according to investigators.

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