Wheldon died of head injuries

Wheldon died of head injuries

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Drivers crash during a wreck that involved 15 cars during the IndyCar Series' Las Vegas Indy 300 auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. Dan Wheldon was killed in the crash. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jessica Ebelhar) LAS VEGAS SUN OUT MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES

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Posted on October 17, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 17 at 6:22 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy says IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died of blunt head trauma after a spectacular 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  

Murphy tells The Associated Press that an autopsy Monday found the 33-year-old two-time Indianapolis 500 winner died of head injuries at the Las Vegas hospital where he was taken after Sunday's crash. Murphy ruled it an accident.
  

Wheldon was pronounced dead at 1:54 p.m. Sunday at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
  

The race was called off after Wheldon's death.

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