Deadly Race

Wilbur C. Brink, an 11-year-old boy from Indianapolis, Indiana, was killed by a flying race-car tire while playing in his family’s front yard. During Lap 162 of the 1931 Indianapolis 500, the rear axle suddenly broke on racer Billy Arnold’s vehicle, sending one of his rear wheels sailing through the air and out of the stadium. It landed in the front yard of the Brink family, who lived across the street from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, killing Brink instantly.

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