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Autopsy issued in Dan Wheldon's death

Updated: October 18, 2011, 11:33 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

LAS VEGAS -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died of head injuries after a dramatic 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Monday.

The 33-year-old Wheldon was pronounced dead at 1:54 p.m. Sunday at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was flown by medical helicopter after the crash at the track about 12 miles away.

After an autopsy, Murphy ruled the death an accident, the result of blunt trauma to the head ...

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