Peter Kreis

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Peter Kreis
NationalityAmerican
BornAlbert Jacob Kreis
(1900-01-19)January 19, 1900
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedMay 25, 1934(1934-05-25) (aged 34)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Cause of deathInjuries from racing accident

A. J. "Peter" Kreis (January 19, 1900 – May 25, 1934) was an American racecar driver. He and riding mechanic Robert Hahn were killed in a turn one accident while practicing for the 1934 Indianapolis 500. As he was entering the turn, a car in front of him spun, followed by Kreis' car spinning, possibly due to trying to avoid a collision. The car went over the outside wall backwards, tumbled, and hit a tree. Both men were dead when the ambulance arrived.[1] Kreis was a wealthy contractor who took a month off each year to drive in the 500.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Ritt, William (May 29, 1934). "Spying on sports". The Hammond Times. p. 8. closed access

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