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Injured Harness Racer Bill Haughton Dies

July 15, 1986|Associated Press

VALHALLA, N.Y. — Bill Haughton, the Hall of Fame harness racing driver and trainer, died today of injuries suffered in a spill at Yonkers Raceway on July 5.

Haughton, 62, suffered severe brain injuries when three pacers, including the horse he was driving, fell during a race. Haughton was thrown backward from his sulky and landed on his head, with his helmet splitting on impact. He had been in a coma since the accident.

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