Shawn Hurwitz, SHRP Board Chairman, Killed in Weekend Boating Accident

Hurwitz was 50.

Sam Houston Race Park board chairman Shawn Hurwitz was killed in a weekend boating accident. PHOTO: Associated Press

Shawn Hurwitz, Sam Houston Race Park board chairman, was killed in a weekend boating accident near Austin, Texas. He was 50.

“At this time and with heavy hearts we can confirm that Shawn Hurwitz passed away last night in an incident on Lake Austin," said J. Kent Friedman, a friend of the family. "We don't have a lot of details at this time and ask for a degree of privacy as his loving family and friends mourn this tragic loss.

"Shawn Hurwitz's generous spirit and huge heart touched so many people over the years that this news will be devastating to people across the state and nation," Friedman added.


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