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Driver dies in 24 Hours of Le Mans race

12:00 PM, Jun 22, 2013   |    comments
Danish pilot Allan Simonsen (C) steers his Aston Martin Vantage number 95, before his accident, during the 90th edition of Le Mans 24 hours endurance race on June 22, 2013, in Le Mans, western France. Simonsen died after crashing into safety barriers during the race. AFP PHOTO/ ALAIN JOCARD (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
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LE MANS, France -- Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, race organizers said.

The 34-year-old Simonsen was taken to the hospital Saturday after his Aston Martin No. 95 crashed out about 10 minutes after the start of the race. He died at the hospital soon after arrival "due to his injuries," organizers said.

Simonsen was participating for the seventh time in the endurance race.

 

Associated Press

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