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IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon

Dies After Massive Wreck

10/16/2011 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dan Wheldon Dead at 33
IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon died in Las Vegas today after his car crashed during a massive 15-car accident during the Las Vegas Indy 300.

Wheldon's car went airborne after hitting another car during Lap 12, then apparently caught part of the catch fence just outside of Turn 2.

Dan Wheldon crash
IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard announced Wheldon's passing, saying, "IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today."

Wheldon won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011.

He was 33.

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PageJavier    

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1019 days ago
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CoolKid    

So sad.. he was very young and very talented... huge loss to the sport. Was a kind soul and will be missed.

R.I.P.

1019 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

I don't follow racing that closely, but condolences to the family. It's hard to lose someone you love in such a tragic way, even though this was a risk of his job.

1019 days ago
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Happy    

:(!

1019 days ago
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radicalred    

How horribly sad and shocking. He was so young and talented. Wow. Just wow.color=blue>

1019 days ago
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jensambo    

How sad.

1019 days ago
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Rodney Peterson    

Good. Idiots never learn. Too bad Kim Kardashian wasn't a passenger.

1019 days ago
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Poopey Poopstein    

Sad but I suppose at least he died doing something he loved doing.

1019 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

This is worse than the Reno Air Race crash! BAN ALL CAR RACING!

1019 days ago
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Krissy    

Rodney Peterson: too bad you weren't a passenger. You sound like a real piece of sh*t. It isn't like this guys is some child molestor or murderer... the world could do without people like you who have no compassion for others. I'm sure you are a lonely, bitter jerk

1019 days ago
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patty    

:(

1019 days ago
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StevenTyler324    

His last win was that 2011 Indy 500 which, I'm very glad I saw live.

RIP: Danile Clive Wheldon

1019 days ago
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patty    

ty krissy

1019 days ago
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B.Rood    

My Deepest Sympathy Goes Out To Dan Weldon's family, What a Tragic Loss In The Race World...RIP Dan!

1019 days ago
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Christian    

St. Pete won't be as cool without him. Great family guy. RIP

1019 days ago
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