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Dan Wheldon is pictured during qualifying for the IZOD IndyCar World Series Championships on October 14

Dan Wheldon is pictured during qualifying for the IZOD IndyCar World Series Championships on October 14, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Wheldon was killed Sunday in a fiery, 15-car crash at the Las Vegas 300 IndyCar series finale

Indy 500 winner Wheldon dies in massive wreck

17 October 2011

Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after his car became ensnarled in a fiery 15-car pileup on Lap 13, flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence just outside turn 2.

The 33-year-old racer was a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, including this year's race. (AP)