Bowman, who was going back to her home in Burlington Township, N.J., after a day of go-kart racing with 63-year-old Paul Parker, escaped the crash with no injuries, according to the news outlet.
Parker, who had a chronic heart condition, died of heart failure, say relatives. "He said he didn't feel well and told me to just keep talking to him," Miranda told theBurlington County Times. "Then he said he was scared, closed his eyes, and put his head on the glass. That's when I knew he was dead."
Though the family is heartbroken over their loss, Bowman's parents are understandably proud of their daughter. "She is my hero," Stephanie Bowman, Miranda's mother and the daughter of Paul Parker, told PhillyBurbs.com.
"As much as I am upset about losing my father, I can't even imagine how worse this could have been," she added.