LONDON (AP) — Organizers of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge vintage car rally say a British participant has been killed in a collision in Siberia.
Emma Wilkinson was in a 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup that collided head-on with a car that was not in the race near the Russian city of Tyumen on Wednesday. A man and a baby in the other car also were killed. Wilkinson's partner Peter Davies was not injured.
Rally director Philip Young said 46-year-old Wilkinson had been a "capable, competent and resourceful" participant. Britain's Foreign Office confirmed the death of a British national in Russia on Wednesday.
The 33-day, 7,000-mile (11,000 kilometer) race, which began May 28, sees competitors travel from Beijing, across the Gobi Desert, Mongolia and Russia to Europe in a variety of vintage vehicles.