Home Page About Us Contribute

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk



Escort, Inc.





Tweets by @CrittendenAuto








GM Icons
By accessing/using The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the Terms of Use on our Legal Information page. Our Privacy Policy is also available there.

IndyCar Driver Wheldon Dies in 15-Car Crash


Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Dan Wheldon, IZOD IndyCar World Championship

IndyCar Driver Wheldon Dies in 15-Car Crash

VOA News
16 October 2011


British race car driver Dan Wheldon has died in a massive crash during an IndyCar race in the western U.S. city of Las Vegas.

The 33-year-old died of injuries he suffered after his car went sailing through the air during a 15-car wreck early in Sunday's race.

Wheldon was airlifted to a hospital following the crash just 12 laps into the 483-kilometer race. Three other drivers, including championship contender Will Power, were hurt in the pileup.

The remainder of the race was canceled.

Wheldon won the famed Indianapolis 500 race twice during his career, including this year.

IndyCar has not had a fatality since Paul Dana was killed in 2006.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute