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IndyCar driver Bryan Clauson dies from injuries sustained in crash

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 08:48:01-04

IndyCar driver Bryan Clauson has died following a horrific crash he was involved in on Saturday night in Belleville, Kansas. 

Clauson, 27, was driving in the 39th annual Belleville Nationals when his car hit the guard rail and flipped several times. His car then spun back into the flow of traffic and he was violently struck by another driver.

It took about 30 minutes to get Clauson out of the car, and friends and family say he was breathing on his own when he was airlifted to Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln, NE.

More than 12 hours after the crash, Clauson's family released a statement via Facebook Sunday afternoon.

The racing world is mourning the loss of the USAC star.