Co-driver passes away in New England Forest Rally accident

Erin Kelly succumbed to injuries sustained in a crash on Friday's final stage

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DirtFish is saddened to report the death of co-driver Erin Kelly at the New England Forest Rally.

Competing alongside TJ Pullen in a Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, the American died from injuries sustained in the accident on the fifth stage of the latest Green APU American Rally Association round.

Pullen was taken to hospital from the scene.

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A joint statement from New England Forest Rally and ARA said: “Erin Kelly succumbed to injuries sustained during stage five of the New England Forest Rally [on] Friday afternoon. The American Rally Association and New England Forest Rally express its deepest condolences to Erin’s family, team and many friends throughout the rally community.”

DirtFish sends its deepest sympathies to Kelly’s family and many friends around the world.

Those wishing to help the Kelly family may donate to the ARA-supported RACEAID Fund in her name. To donate, go to

Our initial story reporting the death of Erin Kelly on the New England Forest Rally included details of a competitor by the same name. We apologize unreservedly for any distress this caused. We continually strive for accurate reporting and this morning we fell short on a story that mattered more than anything else.