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Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon dies after massive wreck

Sunday, October 16, 2011 | 8:44 p.m. CDT

LAS VEGAS — Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after his car became ensnared in a fiery 15-car pileup, flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence just outside turn 2.

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