Dan Wheldon, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011, has died after a fiery 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His car flew over another on lap 13 and smashed into the wall just near the 2nd turn.
You can view the crash video below.
Wheldon was only 33 years old. To pay their respects, drivers and owners have agreed to not resume the race. The drivers plan to do a five-lap salute in his honor.
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News of Wheldon hit Twitter, where his name was one of the top trending topics:
RIP Dan Wheldon. My heart goes out to his family, including his 2 year old and new born. Such horrible news.
@MikeHillESPN: R.I.P Dan Wheldon. Dying today in a horrific, tragic 15 car crash in Vegas.A tragic day. RT
Life is so short. Make the most of it & enjoy every minute you have w/ those you love. My thoughts are w/ Dan’s family. RIP Dan Wheldon