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Wis. woman killed by tire at NHRA Arizona Nationals

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RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Co-workers in northern Wisconsin say the racing fan killed at a suburban Phoenix track over the weekend was a good friend who they'll deeply miss.

Susan Zimmer, 52, was in the crowd for the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler Sunday when a tire flew off a crashing dragster and struck her. She died later at a hospital.

Dentist Dave Wilson says Zimmer had been a receptionist and assistant at his practice in Rice lake for the past dozen years. Zimmer was visiting her son and friends in Arizona at the time of her death.

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports Zimmer's husband, Jim, was a Rice Lake firefighter who died of cancer in February 2008.

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