Arthur Greiner

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Arthur Greiner
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NationalityUnited States American
Born(1884-04-28)April 28, 1884
Chicago, Illinois
DiedDecember 15, 1916(1916-12-15) (aged 32)
Chicago, Illinois

Arthur Greiner (April 28, 1884 – December 15, 1916) was an American racecar driver, and historically the first to finish last in the Indianapolis 500.[1] Greiner crashed on the backstretch after completing twelve laps in the inaugural race. His riding mechanic Sam Dickson was killed in the accident, becoming the first Indianapolis 500 fatality.

He died at the Milwaukee Sanitarium at age 32 following a nervous breakdown.[2]

Indy 500 results[3][edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Arthur Greiner". Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Greiner Dies in Sanitarium" Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 25, 1917 Record Number: 19170525fp010
  3. ^ "Driver Stats". Retrieved May 16, 2016.