APRIL 26, 2001
The car was going down one of the straights when eyewitnesses report that it suddenly veered to the right. There are a variety of different versions of what happened after that. According to some sources the car took off and flew over a safety barrier and then somersaulted several times. Other stories say that the car was launched into a series of somersaults after it hit the barrier. Either way there was nothing that could be done for the driver. Medical assistance was on the scene in two minutes and a helicopter was there within five minutes of the crash.