Two motorcyclists killed on track at Daytona International Speedway

Biketoberfest in Daytona / Headline Surfer

No details released on double-track fatality by Daytona Beach PD

DAYTONA BEACH -- Two motorcyclists are confirmed dead after crashing into each other on the track during a riding school demonstration Thursday as part of Biketoberfest, an official there confirmed.

"Yes, there were two deaths,"DIS spokesman Lenny Santiago told Headline Surfer just after 3 p.m. today, adding details of the double fatality are contained in a Daytona Beach police report, which he was earlier told police were distributing to media.

However, after speaking briefly with Santiago and informing him nothing has been posted on the police department's media website nor had a press release been issued via email to Headline Surfer, Santiago said he would inquire of the police.

Calls by the 24/7 internet newspaper to the DBPD's assigned PIO, Jimmy Flynt, and to the office of Police Chief Michael Chitwood went unanswered and messages left on their respective voice mails have not been returned.

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