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Indianapolis 500 Winner, Dan Wheldon, Dies in Wreck [VIDEO]

Las Vegas wreck claims the life of Wheldon

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Indianapolis 500 Winner, Dan Wheldon, Dies in Wreck [VIDEO]
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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.

To read more about the death of Dan Wheldon, please visit FamousDead.com

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. 28 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

A tragic day. RT @MikeHillESPN: R.I.P Dan Wheldon. Dying today in a horrific, tragic 15 car crash in Vegas. 44 minutes ago via Osfoora for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

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 48 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Thoughts and prayers with Dan Wheldon ‘s wife and 2 young boys at this immensely painful and tragic time. #RIP 50 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Indianapolis 500 Winner, Dan Wheldon, Dies in Wreck [VIDEO]
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