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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Race Car Driver Dan Wheldon Dies After Las Vegas Crash

The 33-year-old IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died after a crash today, one in which more than a dozen cars were involved. The crash occurred on lap 12 (some are reporting lap 13). Wheldon was air-lifted to a hospital after the accident. Fellow IndyCar drivers Pippa Mann, J.R. Hildebrand, and Will Power were also sent to hospitals with various injuries.

Here is one article on the crash. Here is an earlier one, reported before Wheldon's death, with a lot of detail of the crash.

Naturally, YouTube has video of the crash, which can be disturbing for some viewers. This was the live video from ABC of the accident:

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