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Funeral of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson takes place

The funeral of racing car driver Justin Wilson is taking place today. The 37-year-old from Rotherham died after being seriously injured by a piece of crash debris during a race in the US IndyCar.

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Family tribute to Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson with his wife and children Credit: Family

The family of Justin Wilson have paid tribute to him. They have released a statement in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

"With deep sadness, the parents of Justin Wilson, Keith and Lynne, his wife Julia, and his brother Stefan share the news that Justin passed away today after succumbing to injuries suffered during the Verizon IndyCar event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, August 23.

Justin was a loving father and devoted husband, as well as a highly competitive racing driver who was respected by his peers.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital, Pocono Raceway, Andretti Autosport, and the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as the entire racing community for the amazing outpouring of support from fans around the world.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wilson Children’s Fund care of INDYCAR. Wilson Children’s Fund C/O INDYCAR 4551 West 16th Street Indianapolis, IN 46222."

– Justin Wilson's family

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