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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