Michael Niebrzydowski, 49, an employee at Owosso Speedway was struck and killed by a race car this past Sunday. Police say Niebrzydowski was attempting to slow down oncoming cars for an unrelated crash.

Owosso Speedway issued the following statement:

'Owosso speedway is deeply saddened by the loss of Mike Niebrzydowski. Mike has been a prominent member of the racing community for years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all friends and family members. May he rest in peace with our Lord and Savior.'

Our thoughts are with Michael's family and friends at this most difficult time.