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Racing team with two Norfolk members involved in fatal crash in Peru on Dakar Rally

15:45 10 January 2013

Race2Recovery team - (left to right) Andrew Taylor, Dave Reeve, and Debbie Harrison. Andrew and Dave are part of the team made up of injured soldiers heading to South America for the Dakar Rally in January. Debbie will stay in Norfolk as the team

Race2Recovery team - (left to right) Andrew Taylor, Dave Reeve, and Debbie Harrison. Andrew and Dave are part of the team made up of injured soldiers heading to South America for the Dakar Rally in January. Debbie will stay in Norfolk as the team' social media manager.

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A racing team managed by a former Norwich soldier has been involved in a serious crash while competing in the world’s toughest rally.

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Andrew Taylor from Taverham and Dave Reeve from Great Ryburgh, near Fakenham are part of a team largely made of injured servicemen competing in the Dakar Rally in South America.

The race started on Saturday and Mr Reeve, 58, and Mr Taylor, 40, are travelling in one of the team’s support vehicles.

But on Wednesday evening another one of their support vehicles crashed in Peru.

Two people were killed and three Race2Recovery members, Justin Birchall, Lee Townsend, and John Winskill were injured.

The men were flown to a hospital in Peru’s capital, Lima.

Mr Reeve’s wife, Debbie Harrison, said: “They will be really determined to carry on and to do their best.”

•To donate to the team visit www.race2recovery.com.

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