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Photos: Fatal crash at IndyCar race

Updated 0017 GMT (0817 HKT) October 17, 2011
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Racing vet Dan Wheldon's car bursts into flames in a multi-car wreck during the Las Vegas Indy 300 on Sunday, October 16. Wheldon, 33, was killed. Getty Images
More than a dozen cars were involved in the fiery crash. Video of the accident showed cars spinning out of control and shooting smoke and debris into the air. Getty Images
The race was stopped and the remaining drivers, visibly emotional after emerging from a meeting with IndyCar officials, will do a five-lap salute in Wheldon's honor. Getty Images
Wheldon was flown from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to a nearby hospital in an air ambulance on Sunday. Getty Images
Wheldon gears up for a practice run in Las Vegas on September 13. He was in line to win $5 million if he captured the checkered flag Sunday. Getty Images
Wheldon celebrates his Indianapolis 500 victory on May 29 with the traditional bottle of milk. Unlike previous winners, he chose to bathe in it. Getty Images
Wheldon holds his son Sebastian alongside his wife, Susie, and their son Oliver during the Indy 500 trophy presentation on May 30. Getty Images