(LALATE) – Video released of the Dan Wheldon today showed the tragic final moments before the wreck at . Dan Wheldon has died at age 33 after a crash in turn two during Sunday's race at .
In a news moments ago, IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said "our thoughts and prayers are with his family today. IndyCar, its and team owners, have decided to end the race. In honor of Dan Wheldon, the drivershave decided to do a five lap salute in his honor."
Broadcasters had been airing a from inside Dan Wheldon's car moments before the crash. Seconds before the impact, the video feed cut to a shot inside another driver's car. Suddenly, saw appearing in the horizon.
The broadcast then panned to a wide shot to show the path of destruction. The announcers were left speechless. "There is contact, and huge crash up in turn number two! Oh, multiple cars involved. Oh my!" After a moment of silence, the announcer "It looks like Dan Wheldon might involved in it."
As the cars came to a stop, the other news reporter added "you and I just talked about this morning during the drive in today. Just this amount of cars, the speed, the chance for what they call the "big one"." Later they added"You cannot stop these cars, the only option you have is to avoid it."
The other drivers involved in today's crash included JR Hildebrand (4) , Vitor Meira (14) , Charlie Kimball (83) , Tomas Scheckter (57) , Pippa Mann (30) crashduring Sunday's Izod IndyCar finale at Las Vegas Motor .
Officials confirm to news that roughly fifteen cars crashed after Wheldon went airborne on lap thirteen near turn two today. "IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries," Bernard added. Three other drivers suffered injuries included Will Power.
Just days ago, Wheldon was added to the team to develop the online Simraceway. He told news at the time "It was pretty obvious that Ignite was not looking to build just another racing game, so the opportunity Simraceway's physics directly was pretty appealing."
Wheldon is survived by wife Susie Behm and sons Sebastian and Oliver. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Send your love.
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