List of fatal Champ Car accidents

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This is a list compiling drivers who have been fatally injured while competing in or in preparation for (testing, practice, qualifying) American Championship car racing, since 1916. The list recognizes "IndyCar" or "Champ Car" fatalities under the following sanctioning bodies:

The list covers deaths that occurred on the National Championship trail, which has included non-points paying (non-championship) rounds, events sanctioned by entities that did not stage the National Championship of the year (such as the Automobile Club of America), and sprint car meetings held in the 1946 season.

The most recent driver to be killed in an IndyCar Series event was Dan Wheldon in 2011.

Driver fatalities[edit]

Driver Date of accident Sanction Track Event Team Car During
United States Bob Burman[1] April 8, 1916 AAA Grand Boulevard 100-lap race[note 1] Peugeot Race
United States Carl Limberg[2] May 13, 1916 AAA Sheepshead Bay Speedway Metropolitan Trophy Delage Race
United States Jack Peacock[3] August 27, 1916 AAA Kalamazoo Fairgrounds 100-mile race[note 1] Sunbeam Race
United States Harry Horstman[4][note 2] November 10, 1916 AAA/ACA Santa Monica Road Race Course Practice
United States Lewis Jackson[5] November 18, 1916 ACA American Grand Prize Marmon Race
United States Frank Galvin[6][note 3] December 2, 1916 AAA Uniontown Speedway Universal Trophy[note 1] Premier Race
United States Gaston Chevrolet[8] November 25, 1920 AAA Beverly Hills Speedway 250-mile race Frontenac Race
United States Eddie O'Donnell[8][note 4] Duesenberg
United States Alton Soules[10] October 1, 1921 AAA Fresno Speedway San Joaquin Valley Classic Race
United States Roscoe Sarles[11] September 17, 1922 AAA Kansas City Speedway 300-mile race Race
United States Howdy Wilcox[12] September 4, 1923 AAA Altoona Speedway 200-mile race Race
United States Joe Boyer[13][note 5] September 1, 1924 AAA Altoona Speedway Fall Classic Race
United States Jimmy Murphy[15] September 15, 1924 AAA New York State Fairgrounds 150-mile race Race
United States Ernie Ansterburg[16] October 16, 1924 AAA Charlotte Speedway 250-mile race Practice
United States Fred Wells[17] April 22, 1925 Long Island Motor Parkway (Private test) Testing
United States Ray Cariens[18][note 6] November 29, 1925 AAA Culver City Speedway 250-mile race Race
United States Herbert Jones[20][note 7] May 27, 1926 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Qualifying
United States Jack Foley[22] July 4, 1926 AAA Rockingham Speedway Independence Day Classic Qualifying
United States Fred Comer[23] October 12, 1928 AAA Rockingham Speedway International Motor Classic Race
United States Bill Spence[24] May 30, 1929 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race
United States Ray Keech[25] June 15, 1929 AAA Altoona Speedway 200-mile race Race
United States Joe Caccia[26] May 26, 1931 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Jimmy Gleason[27] September 12, 1931 AAA New York State Fairgrounds 100-mile race Qualifying
United States Milton Jones[28] May 27, 1932 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Bill Denver[29] May 28, 1933 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Qualifying
United States Mark Billman[30] May 30, 1933 Race
United States Lester Spangler[30]
United States Peter Kreis[31] May 25, 1934 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States George Brayen[32] September 9, 1934 AAA New York State Fairgrounds 100-mile race Race
United States Johnny Hannon[33] May 21, 1935 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Stubby Stubblefield[33] Qualifying
United States Clay Weatherly[34] May 30, 1935 Race
United States Al Gordon[35] January 26, 1936 AAA Legion Ascot Speedway Ascot 125[note 1] Race
United States Billy Winn[36] August 20, 1938 AAA Illinois State Fairgrounds 100-mile race[note 1] Race
United States Floyd Roberts[37] May 30, 1939 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race
United States George Bailey[38] May 7, 1940 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Lou Webb[39] September 2, 1940 AAA New York State Fairgrounds 100-mile race Race
United States Mitchell Siemienski[40] June 22, 1941 AAA Langhorne Speedway 100-mile race[note 1] Qualifying
United States Joe Sanko[41] April 14, 1946 AAA Williams Grove Speedway 5-mile heat race[note 8] Race
United States Bumpy Bumpus[42] June 16, 1946 AAA Flemington Speedway Heat race[note 8] Race
United States Bus Wilbert[43] August 11, 1946 AAA Winchester Speedway 10-mile race[note 8] Race
Canada George Robson[44] September 2, 1946 AAA Lakewood Speedway 100-mile race Race
United States George Barringer[44]
United States Al Putnam[45] September 15, 1946 AAA Indiana State Fairgrounds 100-mile race Qualifying
United States Shorty Cantlon[46] May 30, 1947 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race
United States Ralph Hepburn[47] May 16, 1948 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Ted Horn[48] October 10, 1948 AAA DuQuoin State Fairgrounds 100-mile race Race
United States George Metzler[49][note 9] May 28, 1949 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Bill Sheffler[51][note 10] June 19, 1949 AAA Trenton Speedway 100-mile race Practice
United States Rex Mays[53] November 6, 1949 AAA Del Mar Speedway 100-mile race Race
United States Walt Brown[54] July 29, 1951 AAA Williams Grove Speedway Indianapolis Sweepstakes[note 1]
United States Johnny McDowell[55] June 8, 1952 AAA Milwaukee Mile Rex Mays Classic Qualifying
United States Joe James[56][note 11] November 2, 1952 AAA San Jose Speedway 100-mile race Race
United States Chet Miller[58] May 15, 1953 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Carl Scarborough[59] May 30, 1953 Race
United States Bob Scott[60] July 5, 1954 AAA Darlington Raceway Independence Day Sweepstakes Race
United States Manny Ayulo[61][note 12] May 16, 1955 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Bill Vukovich[63] May 30, 1955 Race
United States Jack McGrath[64] November 6, 1955 AAA Arizona State Fairgrounds Bobby Ball Memorial Race
United States Keith Andrews[65] May 15, 1957 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Kurtis Kraft Kurtis 500G - Offenhauser Practice
United States Pat O'Connor[66] May 30, 1958 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Kurtis Kraft Kurtis 500G - Offenhauser "Sumar Special" Race
United States Art Bisch[67][note 13] July 4, 1958 USAC Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 100 Kuzma Kuzma - Offenhauser "Central Excavating" Race
United States Jimmy Reece[69] September 28, 1958 USAC Trenton Speedway Trenton 100 Kurtis Kraft Kurtis 500G - Offenhauser "Bowes Seal Fast" Race
United States Marshall Teague[70][note 14] February 11, 1959 USAC Daytona International Speedway (Preseason test) Kurtis Kraft Kurtis KK500D - Offenhauser "Sumar Streamliner Special" Testing
United States George Amick[72] April 4, 1959 USAC Daytona International Speedway Daytona 100 Quin Epperly Epperly - Offenhauser Race
United States Dick Linder[73] April 19, 1959 USAC Trenton Speedway Race of Champions Kurtis Kraft Kurtis 4000D - Offenhauser "Vargo Special" Race
United States Jerry Unser[74][note 15] May 2, 1959 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Kuzma Kuzma - Offenhauser "Helse" Practice
United States Bob Cortner[76] May 19, 1959 Cornis Cornis - Offenhauser "Cornis Engineering"
United States Van Johnson[77] July 19, 1959 USAC Williams Grove Speedway Indianapolis Sweepstakes[note 1] Kurtis Kraft Kurtis 4000 - Offenhauser "Vargo Special" Race
United States Ed Elisian[78] August 30, 1959 USAC Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee 200 Christianson Christianson - Offenhauser "Trevelon Trailer" Race
United States Jimmy Bryan[79] June 19, 1960 USAC Langhorne Speedway Langhorne 100 Watson Watson - Offenhauser "Leader Card" Race
United States Tony Bettenhausen[80] May 12, 1961 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Watson Watson - Offenhauser "Stearly Motor Freight" Practice
United States Al Keller[81] November 19, 1961 USAC Arizona State Fairgrounds Bobby Ball Memorial Philipp Philipp - Offenhauser "Konstant Hot" Race
United States Hugh Randall[82] July 1, 1962 USAC Langhorne Speedway Langhorne 100 Kurtis Kraft Kurtis 4000 - Offenhauser "Vargo Special" Race
United States Eddie Sachs[83] May 30, 1964 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Halibrand Halibrand - Ford "American Red Ball" Race
United States Dave MacDonald[83] Thompson Thompson 63 - Ford "Mickey Thompson Sears/Allstate Special"
United States Bill Horstmeyer[84] August 22, 1964 USAC Illinois State Fairgrounds Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Kuzma Kuzma - Offenhauser "M. A. H." Race
United States Bobby Marshman[85][note 16] November 27, 1964 Phoenix International Raceway (Tire test) Team Lotus Lotus - Ford Testing
United States Chuck Rodee[87] May 14, 1966 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Watson Watson - Ford "Leader Card" Qualifying
United Kingdom Mike Spence[88] May 7, 1968 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Team Lotus Lotus 56 - Pratt & Whitney "STP Oil Treatment" Practice
United States Ronnie Duman[89] June 9, 1968 USAC Milwaukee Mile Rex Mays Classic Gerhardt Gerhardt - Offenhauser "Central Excavating" Race
United States Jim Malloy[90][note 17] May 14, 1972 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes All American Racers Eagle - Offenhauser "Thermo King" Practice
United States Bob Criss[92] March 12, 1973 Phoenix International Raceway (Private test) Page Racing Eagle - Offenhauser Testing
United States Art Pollard[93] May 12, 1973 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes All American Racers Eagle - Offenhauser "Cobre Firestone Special" Practice
United States Swede Savage[94][note 18] May 30, 1973 All American Racers Eagle - Offenhauser "STP Oil Treatment" Race
United States Gordon Smiley[96] May 15, 1982 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Fletcher Racing March 82C - Cosworth Qualifying
United States Jim Hickman[97][note 19] July 31, 1982 CART Milwaukee Mile Provimi Veal Tony Bettenhausen 200 Hoffman Racing March 81C - Cosworth "Stroh's Beer" Practice
Philippines Jovy Marcelo[99] May 15, 1992 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Euromotorsport Lola T91/00 - Cosworth DFS Practice
United States Scott Brayton[100] May 17, 1996 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Menard Lola 95 - Menard V-6 "Menards/Glidden/Quaker State Special" Practice
United States Jeff Krosnoff[101] July 14, 1996 CART Toronto street circuit Molson Indy Toronto Arciero-Wells Racing Reynard 96l - Toyota Race
Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez[102] September 11, 1999 CART Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Penske Lola B99/00 - Mercedes Benz Practice
Canada Greg Moore[103] October 31, 1999 CART Auto Club Speedway Marlboro 500 Forsythe Racing Reynard 99 - Mercedes Race
United States Tony Renna[104] October 22, 2003 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Private test) Chip Ganassi Racing G-Force - Toyota Testing
United States Paul Dana[105] March 26, 2006 IRL Homestead-Miami Speedway Toyota Indy 300 Rahal Letterman Racing Panoz - Honda Practice
United Kingdom Dan Wheldon[106] October 16, 2011 IndyCar Las Vegas Motor Speedway IZOD IndyCar World Championship Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara IR-05 - Honda Race

By track[edit]

Circuit Fatal accidents
Total First Last
Indiana Indianapolis Motor Speedway 36 1926 2003
Wisconsin Milwaukee Mile 4 1952 1982
New York New York State Fairgrounds 1924 1940
Pennsylvania Langhorne Speedway 3 1941 1962
Pennsylvania Williams Grove Speedway 1946 1959
New Jersey Trenton Speedway 1949 1959
Georgia (U.S. state) Lakewood Speedway 1946 1958
Pennsylvania Altoona Speedway 1923 1929
Arizona Phoenix International Raceway 2 1964 1973
Illinois Illinois State Fairgrounds 1938 1964
Arizona Arizona State Fairgrounds 1955 1961
Florida Daytona International Speedway 1959 1959
New Hampshire Rockingham Speedway 1926 1928
California Beverly Hills Speedway 1920 1920
California Santa Monica Road Race Course 1916 1916
Nevada Las Vegas Motor Speedway 1 2011
Florida Homestead-Miami Speedway 2006
California Auto Club Speedway 1999
California Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 1999
Ontario Toronto street circuit 1996
South Carolina Darlington Raceway 1954
California San Jose Speedway 1952
California Del Mar Speedway 1949
Illinois DuQuoin State Fairgrounds 1948
Indiana Indiana State Fairgrounds 1946
Indiana Winchester Speedway 1946
New Jersey Flemington Speedway 1946
California Legion Ascot Speedway 1936
California Culver City Speedway 1925
New York Long Island Motor Parkway 1925
North Carolina Charlotte Speedway 1924
Missouri Kansas City Speedway 1922
California Fresno Speedway 1921
Pennsylvania Uniontown Speedway 1916
Michigan Kalamazoo Fairgrounds 1916
New York Sheepshead Bay Speedway 1916
California Grand Boulevard 1916

Fatalities among riding mechanics[edit]

Mechanician Driver Date of accident Sanction Track Event During
United States Erick Schrader[1] United States Bob Burman April 8, 1916 AAA Grand Boulevard 100-lap race[note 1] Race
United States Roxie Pallotti[2] United States Carl Limberg May 13, 1916 AAA Sheepshead Bay Speedway Metropolitan Trophy Race
United States Dan Colombo[107] Italy Aldo Franchi July 15, 1916 AAA Omaha Speedway 150-mile race Race
United States Marion Arnold[3] United States Andy Burt August 27, 1916 AAA Kalamazoo Fairgrounds 100-mile race[note 1] Race
United States Bert Shields[108][note 20] United States Gil Andersen September 4, 1916 AAA Cincinnati Motor Speedway First International Sweepstakes Race
United States Charles Schwartz[4] United States Harry Horstman November 10, 1916 AAA/ACA Santa Monica Road Race Course Practice
France Gaston Weigle[6] United States Frank Galvin December 2, 1916 AAA Uniontown Speedway Universal Trophy[note 1] Race
United States Lyall Jolls[8] United States Eddie O'Donnell November 25, 1920 AAA Beverly Hills Speedway 250-mile race Race
United States Harry Barner[10] United States Alton Soules October 1, 1921 AAA Fresno Speedway San Joaquin Valley Classic Race
United States Paul Marshall[110] United States Cy Marshall May 30, 1930 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race
United States William Berry[111] United States Doc MacKenzie June 8, 1930 AAA Michigan State Fairgrounds 100-mile race Qualifying
United States Clarence Grove[26] United States Joe Caccia May 26, 1931 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Harry Cox[112] United States Bennie Benefiel May 25, 1932 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Bob Hurst[29] United States Bill Denver May 28, 1933 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Qualifying
United States G. L. Jordan[30] United States Lester Spangler May 30, 1933 Race
United States Bob Hahn[31] United States Peter Kreis May 25, 1934 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice
United States Leo Whitaker[33] United States Stubby Stubblefield May 21, 1935 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Qualifying
United States Spider Matlock[35][note 21] United States Al Gordon January 26, 1936 AAA Legion Ascot Speedway Ascot 125[note 1] Race
United States Albert Opalko[113] United States Frank McGurk May 28, 1937 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Qualifying
United States Lawson Harris[114] United States Babe Stapp September 20, 1939 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Tire test) Testing

✝ indicates that the driver was killed in the same accident.

Fatalities among non-participants[edit]

Name Date of accident Sanction Track Event During Role Cause
United States W. H. Speer April 8, 1916 AAA Grand Boulevard 100-lap race[note 1] Race Policeman Due to tire damage Bob Burman's racer skidded, turned over and dashed into a crowd of people, several of whom were injured. Burman, his mechanician Erick Schrader, and a policeman died.[1]
United States Ralph Hitlich October 14, 1916 AAA Speedway Park (Maywood, Illinois) Grand American Auto Race Race Mechanic While Wilbur D'Alene's car was being refueled, gasoline spilled on the hot exhaust pipe and splashed up. A mechanic succumbed to his burns on October 31, 1916.[115][116]
United States Lena Juratsch November 18, 1916 ACA Santa Monica Road Race Course American Grand Prize Race Worker With the left front wheel having collapsed, Lewis Jackson missed a slight turn. His auto slid along the roadside and struck several people, three of whom fatally. Jackson died when he was pinned against a tree.[5]
United States L. B. Jenkins
United States Harold Edgington
Spectator
United Kingdom Hughie Hughes December 2, 1916 AAA Uniontown Speedway Universal Trophy[note 1] Race Frank Galvin lost control of his racer, smashed through the guard rail and slammed into the press stand, injuring several of its occupants and crushing to death Hughie Hughes, who had crashed out of the race himself and was standing by the press box. Galvin, who succumbed two days later, and Gaston Weigle, his mechanician, were also killed.[6]
United States Bert Shoup May 30, 1923 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race Spectator Tom Alley, relief driving for Earl Cooper, slid, rolled over and penetrated a fence, killing a 16-year-old spectator and hurting two other boys and himself.[117]
United States Russ Hughes November 29, 1923 AAA Beverly Hills Speedway 250-mile race Warm-up lap Photographer Attempting a start before the race, Harry Hartz hit a photographer, a team owner, and a mechanic, killing the former two and badly injuring the latter.[118]
United States George Wade Team owner
United States Dan Shaw October 12, 1925 AAA Rockingham Speedway Autumn Classic Practice Mechanic A broken steering knuckle caused Vic Spooner's car to overturn and strike his mechanic, who was standing in the pits. Spooner survived a concussion of the brain.[119]
United States Wilbur Brink May 30, 1931 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race Stander-by Billy Arnold's racer lost a wheel, which flew over the retaining wall and fatally hit an 11-year-old boy who was off IMS’s property.[120]
United States George Warford
United States Otto Rohde
May 28, 1937 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Qualifying Spectator After the gas tank was punctured, Overton Phillips lost control of his burning auto and veered into the pit area where he collided with another machine, killing two attendants, one of whom died five days later, and hurting three other people including himself.[113][121]
United States Everett Spence May 30, 1938 AAA Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race Spectator Having impacted a retaining wall, Emil Andres's racer rolled over, losing the right front wheel, which shot through the air before fatally striking a spectator standing on a truck.[122]
United States Sam Stovall April 14, 1946 AAA Williams Grove Speedway 15-mile race[note 8] Race Spectator A man, who was hit by a car while he was crossing the track near completion of the race, succumbed to his injuries two days later.[41][123]
United States Peter Stuberak October 15, 1950 AAA California State Fairgrounds Golden State 100 Race Spectator Tony Bettenhausen ran into and climbed up the rear of Walt Faulkner's racer, flipped over and smashed through a fence, hurting four spectators, one of whom died the next day.[124][125]
United States Lawrence Syrell September 12, 1953 AAA New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse 100 Race Spectator Trying to thread his way through Jimmy Bryan's spinning car and the fence, Chuck Stevenson hopped the outside wall, killing one spectator and injuring another 14.[126]
United States Clay Smith September 6, 1954 AAA DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Ted Horn Memorial Race Mechanic Rodger Ward, after losing a tire and locking wheels with Chuck Stevenson, spun into the pit area where he overturned, killing a mechanic and hurting eight other people.[127]
United States John Masariu May 30, 1961 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race Firefighter A fire truck, while maneuvering in the vicinity of Eddie Johnson's parked racer, which was burning, ran over and killed a firefighter.[128]
United States Red Stainton April 13, 1969 USAC Marchbanks Speedway California 200 Race Mechanic Fuel leaking from Art Pollard's car was ignited during a pit stop so that two attendants were burned, one of whom leapt back into the path of Mario Andretti's auto. He sustained head injuries and died two days later.[129][130]
United States Armando Teran May 30, 1973 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race Team member Rushing to the scene of Swede Savage's crash, a fire truck ran into and killed a crewman for Graham McRae.[94]
United States Lyle Kurtenbach May 24, 1987 USAC Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Race Spectator A tire which had come off Tony Bettenhausen Jr.'s racer was catapulted into the stands by Roberto Guerrero's car and fatally struck a spectator in the head.[131]
Canada Jean-Patrick Hein September 2, 1990 CART Vancouver street circuit Molson Indy Vancouver Race Marshal Having pushed Ross Bentley's stalled racer out of a chicane area, three track workers jumped into the path of Willy T. Ribbs's car, which was coming around the corner. After colliding with its rear, two of them were flung through the air and sustained minor injuries. The third was hit and overrun by the left rear wheel, succumbing to head injuries several hours after being operated on.[132][133]
Canada Gary Avrin July 14, 1996 CART Toronto street circuit Molson Indy Toronto Race Marshal Because Jeff Krosnoff's racer had touched wheels with that of Stefan Johansson, it was catapulted into the air and fatally struck a track worker, who was positioned behind the wall lining the track, on its way into the catch fence where it started to disintegrate on impact, the cockpit coming to a stop against the opposite wall. Krosnoff was killed, too. Another marshal was slightly hurt.[101]
United States Kenneth Fox
United States Sheryl Laster
United States Michael Tautkus
July 26, 1998 CART Michigan International Speedway U.S. 500 Race Spectator On lap 175, Adrián Fernández slammed into the outside wall in the fourth turn. His right front wheel was torn off and hurled over the fence into the stands, killing three spectators and injuring six others.[134]
United States Barry Mobley
United States Jeffrey Patton
United States Randy Pyatte
May 1, 1999 IRL Charlotte Motor Speedway VisionAire 500K Race Spectator On the 59th lap, Stan Wattles crashed into the outside wall in turn four, shearing off both right-side wheels. John Paul Jr.'s car hit one of them, propelling it over the fence into the stands. As a result, three spectators were killed and eight others, two of whom were children, suffered injuries.[135][136]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Non-championship event
  2. ^ Horstman later succumbed to his injuries.
  3. ^ Galvin died on December 4, 1916, two days after the accident.[7]
  4. ^ O'Donnell died on November 26, 1920, one day after the accident.[9]
  5. ^ Boyer died on September 2, 1924, one day after the accident.[14]
  6. ^ Cariens died on December 1, 1925, two days after the accident.[19]
  7. ^ Jones died on May 28, 1926, one day after the accident.[21]
  8. ^ a b c d Sprint car event
  9. ^ Metzler died on June 3, 1949, six days after the accident.[50]
  10. ^ Sheffler died on June 28, 1949, nine days after the accident.[52]
  11. ^ James died on November 5, 1952, three days after the accident.[57]
  12. ^ Ayulo died on May 17, 1955, one day after the accident.[62]
  13. ^ Bisch died on July 6, 1958, two days after the accident.[68]
  14. ^ Teague was driving a canopied car with streamlined fenders.[71]
  15. ^ Unser died on May 17, 1959, 15 days after the accident.[75]
  16. ^ Marshman died on December 3, 1964, six days after the accident.[86]
  17. ^ Malloy died on May 18, 1972, four days after the accident.[91]
  18. ^ Savage died on July 2, 1973, 33 days after the accident.[95]
  19. ^ Hickman died on August 1, 1982, one day after the accident.[98]
  20. ^ Shields died on September 30, 1916, 26 days after the accident.[109]
  21. ^ Matlock died on January 27, 1936, one day after the accident.[35]

References[edit]

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