Dan Wheldon Dies in Major Crash at IndyCar Finale in Las Vegas, Remainder of Race Called Off

Dan Wheldon Dies in Major Crash at IndyCar Finale in Las Vegas, Remainder of Race Called OffDan Wheldon has died as a result of injuries sustained in a horrific crash at Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300.

Wheldon was involved in a 15-car wreck and had been transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter. The remainder of the race was canceled upon the announcement of Wheldon's death.

The drivers then honored Wheldon with a five-lap salute as bagpipes played "Amazing Grace."

Wheldon was the 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion and winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011. The 33-year-old was named Rookie of the Year in 2003.

Wheldon is survived by his wife, Susie, and two sons, Sebastian and Oliver.

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