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Dan Wheldon Dies After Fiery Crash at Las Vegas Indy 300

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By Michael Lewittes

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IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, who was part of a massive 15-car crash on Sunday at the Las Vegas Indy 300, has died.

Wheldon’s car flew over another vehicle in the pile-up, which left cars shredded and in flames across the racetrack.

This year’s Indianapolis 500 winner, Wheldon was transported by helicopter to a local hospital, where he later pronounced dead.

He’s survived by his wife, Susie, and two young sons, Sebastian and Oliver.

Wheldon was 33.

There’s video below of the 15-car crash.

Ashley Judd, married to racer Dario Franchitti, thanked her Twitter followers for their prayers on behalf of Wheldon.

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