IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in wreck

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by JOHN MARSHALL

Associated Press

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 17 at 7:50 AM

  LAS VEGAS (AP) -- IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has died from injuries after his car went sailing through the air during a massive 15-car wreck early in Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300.

Wheldon was 33. Drivers were told of Wheldon's death in a meeting about two hours after the fiery, smoky crash that many drivers said was the worst they had ever seen.

He won the Indianapolis 500 twice, including this year. Wheldon was injured when his car flew over another during the wreck on Lap 13.
 

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