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IndyCar's Justin Wilson dies after accident at Pocono Raceway

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 25, 2015 4:15 AM
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A helicopter lifts off at Pocono Raceway carrying race car driver Justin Wilson, of England, after he was involved in a crash during the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race Sunday in Long Pond. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Indianapolis) -- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway in Monroe County.

He was 37.

Wilson is a British driver who lived outside Denver, Colorado. 

He was hit in the head during Sunday's race at Long Pond by piece of debris that had broken off another car.

Wilson's car veered into an interior wall at the track, and he was swiftly taken by helicopter to an Allentown hospital.

The last IndyCar driver to die because of an on-track incident was Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon, who was killed in the 2011 season finale at Las Vegas after his head hit a post when his car went airborne.


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