Monday, October 17 2011 10:56 AM EDT2011-10-17 14:56:32 GMT
Below is a statement from Sam Schmidt, owner of the No. 77 IndyCar Series team, about driver Dan Wheldon, who suffered fatal injuries in a crash during the IndyCar Series season finale Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.More >
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Several hours after Dan Wheldon was airlifted to UMC Trauma Center, Tracey Todd from IndyCar Public Relations confirmed what many had feared, "Dan Wheldon has passed away, due to unsurvivable injuries at the race track."
Wheldon was pronounced dead at the hospital but officials aren't ruling out the possibility he died on impact.
Wheldon's three brothers, his sister, his wife Susie and his two sons, aged 2 and 7 months, were at the track at the time of the crash.
All of them rushed to the hospital shortly afterward.
"Everybody is in shock, and it's the risk that comes with the sport but it is a huge loss to the whole IndyCar community and family," Todd said.
Outside the hospital, the owner of Wheldon's car, Sam Schmit, comforted other race team members, many taking the news hard.
Four other drivers who were injured in the same crash were also brought to UMC by ambulance, but their injuries were not as severe.
IndyCar said Pippa Mann will be held overnight on Sunday night with a burn to her right pinky finger.
J.R. Hildebrand is also being held overnight, but is awake and alert.
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