Fox Sports says that the 19-year-old son of NASCAR on FOX host and former WWL-TVsports anchor Chris Myers was killed in an auto accident

The network said Myers will not be part of Fox's coverage of the season-opening Daytona 500.

Christopher Myers was killed Thursday in Southern California, where the family resides.

Speed studio host John Roberts will replace Myers atDaytona International Speedway.

Roberts will assume Myers' responsibilities as host of Saturday night's studio show before theBudweiser Shootout during Sunday's qualifying, and the pre-race show for the Feb. 26 season-opening Daytona 500.

Fox said Myers would be given as much time off as he needs.

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