The Courier-Mail

Indy driver dies

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INDYCAR defending champion Will Power’s fears have been realised with the death of “fantastic human” Justin Wilson.

The popular 37-year-old English driver died in hospital yesterday from a severe head injury sustained when struck by a piece of debris during the weekend’s race at Pocono in Pennsylvan­ia.

Power has long been an advocate for safety in the IndyCar championsh­ip.

The Australian was one of several drivers involved in the pack crash which claimed the life of another Englishman, Dan Wheldon, at the 2011 season finale in Las Vegas.

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