Authorities say Eaddy was racing in a solo Sports Car Club of America autocross event when the crash occurred. Police say it’s unclear if the girl lost control for medical or mechanical reasons.
No cause of death was immediately listed for the teen.
Witnesses say the victim accelerated as she passed the finish line and hit a cable. According to the Daily Mail, it has also been reported she smashed into a low fence, which ripped off her helmet and brought her kart to a stop in a field next to the track.
She was airlifted to Harris Methodist hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
According to her father, she had been racing since age 7 and was a member of North Texas Karting and the Dallas Karting Complex. She was a two-time regional champion and was wearing her helmet, neck brace, gloves, and racing suit at the time of the accident.
The following facts were taken from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: