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IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon Dies After 15-Car Wreck

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129364652 IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon Dies After 15 Car Wreck

The car of Dan Wheldon driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (top left) bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up including the #12 Team Penske Dallara Honda of Will Power during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on September 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (CBS Sports.com)-¬†British IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has died from injuries after his car went sailing through the air during a massive 15-car wreck early in Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300.

Wheldon was 33. Drivers were told of Wheldon’s death in a meeting about two hours after the fiery, smoky crash that many drivers said was the worst they had ever seen.

He won the Indianapolis 500 twice, including this year. Wheldon was injured when his car flew over another during the wreck on Lap 13.

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