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Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen was involved in a crash Saturday in Mexico during the SCORE Baja 500 that killed an 8-year-old child spectator and injured the child's mother.
According to a release from the race's results page, Pedersen was racing a truck and within a half mile of the starting line, failed to negotiate a turn entering the Ensenada wash. Pedersen attempted to avoid a group of fans and in doing so, hit three other spectators.
The eight-year-old boy was transported to the hospital where he was announced dead on arrival, while his mother was transported in stable condition with head and leg injuries, the release said.
The SCORE Baja 500 features several off-road races located in Ensenada, Mexico.
The identities of the victims have not been released and the crash is under investigation by the Ensenada Municipal Police, the release said.
Pedersen released a statement addressing the crash that reads: "I'm devastated by the tragic accident that happened this weekend. My heart goes out to the family at this time."
Two other racers died in unrelated incidents during the weekend's events.
The Utah-based Vivint Inc., which Pedersen founded in 1999 under the name APX Alarm, primarily sells home security systems.