An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at an air show in Chihuahua, Mexico, killing at least eight people and hurting 80 others, dozens of them seriously, officials said. The driver was detained Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter.
Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors’ office, said driver Francisco Velazquez appeared to have lost control of the truck after leaping over cars it was crushing during a demonstration at the ‘‘Extreme Aeroshow’’ on Saturday.
Video taken by a spectator shows the truck making an initial pass over two cars, then making a second pass at higher speed, coming down sharply nose-first and bouncing violently before piling straight into the crowd, which was unprotected by any wall or barrier. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.