^"Uniontown's Speedway Is Given Second Baptism Of Blood". Daily Courier. 4 December 1916. Retrieved 2012-10-06. Hughie Hughes, internationally famous racing driver, and Gaston Weigle, a mechanician, were killed. Frank Galvin, another driver, was fatally injured, and 14 persons were hurt at the new Uniontown speedway Saturday afternoon about 3:30 o’clock when Galvin’s Premier car, traveling about 100 miles an hour, swerved from the course and crashed into the press stand, 20 feet away. Hughes had just eliminated himself from the race, after leading most of the way, by running his car into the guardrail to avoid striking one of the other racers which had boxed him. He was standing at the side of the track telling J. C. Hoskins, owner of the car he had driven, how it happened when Galvin’s machine came along and in the twinkling of an eye overturned and crashed into the group of men nest to the press box.