HUGE IndyCar crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - RIP Dan Wheldon - October 16, 2011

October 16, 2011 - Final race of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. INSANE 15-car pileup crash on LAP 13! #77 Dan Wheldon's car goes airborne into the catch fence where he sustained fatal injuries and later lost his life after being air-lifted to the hospital. Dan Wheldon was only 33 years old and is survived by a wife and two kids. Our prayers are with his family. He was truly one of the great personalties of the sport, that we'll all miss dearly... RIP ... 1978-2011

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Dan Wheldon Fatal Crash: Live, Replays, and Announcement (HD)
Dan Wheldon died today, October 16, 2011, after this hard wreck at Las Vegas Motorspeedway. They ended the race after a 2-hour red flag and held a 5 lap tribute after the announcement in honor of him. He won the 2011 Indy 500 just 5 months before this day. JR Hilderand (Diziness), Pippa Mann (Hand), and Will Power (Back) also received minor injuries after this wreck and were taken to the hospital. Will Power was released with no major injury later that night. Hildebrand and Mann were admitted over night to recover. Thoughts and prayers are for other friends and family of Dan Wheldon. RIP Dan Wheldon 1978-2011

Dan Wheldon's onboard camera for the last moment before the fatal accident.
Still looking for the footage after No. 77 airborne. The racing looks normal as all other oval-tracks at the previous laps. Dan's camera view starts at the middle of this clip. R.I.P. Dan Wheldon. We will miss you always.

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