Grandmother dies go-kart racing at Christmas party

A grandmother has died after crashing a go-kart while racing at a Christmas party at Beenleigh, south of Brisbane.

The 63-year-old died after losing control while riding the go-kart with family members on Saturday night.

Police said the family had been racing several go-karts on a track which was built specifically for BMX racing.

The dead woman, from Maryborough, hit a metal beam at high speed and died instantly, police said.

The go-kart has been impounded.

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