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FILE: Dan Wheldon Dies In Las Vegas Indy Crash

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FILE: Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #98 William Rast-Curb/Big Machine Dallara Honda, celebrates at the start/finish line after winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wheldon died today, October 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada during the IZOD IndyCar World Championships when his car was involved in a 15-car wreck. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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)