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IndyCar's Wilson dies after crash
25 Aug 2015 11:11
Tributes have been paid to Sheffield-born IndyCar driver Justin Wilson after he died as a result of the injuries he sustained in a race on Sunday.
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The 37-year-old former Formula One driver, who was competing for Andretti Autosport, suffered head injuries when Sage Karam's car crashed in front of him on lap 180 of the 200-lap ABC Supply 500 in Pennsylvania.
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Wilson had been airlifted to hospital but died on Monday as a result of his injuries.
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Mark Miles, CEO of IndyCar's parent company Hulman & Co, said in a statement: "This is a monumentally sad day for IndyCar and the motorsports community as a whole.
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"Justin's elite ability to drive a race car was matched by his unwavering kindness, character and humility, which is what made him one of the most respected members of the paddock.
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"As we know, the racing industry is one big family, and our efforts moving forward will be focused on rallying around Justin's family to ensure they get the support they need during this unbelievably difficult time."
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Wilson is survived by his wife Julia and his two daughters. His brother Stefan is also an IndyCar driver.
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Wilson's family issued a statement via his website justinwilson.co.uk.
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"With deep sadness, the parents of Justin Wilson, Keith and Lynne, his wife Julia, and his brother Stefan share the news that Justin passed away today after succumbing to injuries suffered during the Verizon IndyCar event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, August 23," they said.
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"Justin was a loving father and devoted husband, as well as a highly competitive racing driver who was respected by his peers.
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"The family would like to thank the staff at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital, Pocono Raceway, Andretti Autosport, and the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as the entire racing community for the amazing outpouring of support from fans around the world."
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Stefan also used Twitter to pay tribute to his brother.
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"Can't even begin to describe the loss I feel right now. He was my brother, my best friend, my role model and mentor. He was a champion!
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"He never stopped giving & caring for others. Even at this time. He had pre-chosen to donate his organs to help others in need. #myherojw"
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