Motocross riding legend Marty Smith died in California in a buggy accident on Monday. His wife Nancy has also died in this accident. The news of his death has been confirmed by his family friend Lee Ramage by putting a post in his Facebook account and telling everyone.
Lee Ramage wrote in his Facebook post that “It’s with the heaviest, grieving heart that I have to tell you Marty and Nancy Smith we’re killed yesterday in a rollover accident in his dune buggy at the imperial sand dunes. This is a photo of Marty and Nancy’s last few hours. “
“My wife, Tammi and I were in the buggy and were unhurt. We spent at least an hour trying to save their lives before the first responders arrived. Marty took his last breath while I was holding his head, keeping his airway clear.”
“Marty was my best friend and I tried with everything in me to save him while Tammi tried to save Nancy.”
“More details to come. There is so much to know about this man and how he wanted to leave this earth when God called him him.”
“Please keep his children, Jillyin, Brooke and Tyler and all his grandkids in your prayers.”
Marty Smith joined the professional circuit in the teenager itself and in a short time he became the top motocross rider.
He first won the American Motorcyclist Association national championships at the age of 18. At the end of this year, he also won this title in the 125cc category.
He had won a lot of titles in the early days of his career, in that order he also won the 1977 AMA 500cc motocross championships.