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25th Sep '16 4:51:28 AM BNSF1995
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** Coming to the checkered flag of the 2013 Drive4[=COPD=] 300 (the NASCAR Nationwide Series, now Xfinity Series, race run the day before the Daytona 500), Regan Smith was spun by Brad Keselowski while the latter was pushing the former. This started a chain reaction that saw rookie Kyle Larson fly nose-first into the catchfence in the tri-oval, ripping the engine from the car and sending debris and the front tires flying into the grandstands. 33 spectators were injured, one critically, but thankfully, nobody died. Larson was uninjured and walked away from the car. Tony Stewart, who had been passed by multiple cars with two laps to go, cut through the grass (going below the yellow line to avoid a wreck is legal) to win the race, tying the late Dale Earnhardt for total Daytona wins. However, due to the crash, Stewart did not celebrate in victory lane. After the wreck, pushing was banned in all three national series, bringing an end to the much-maligned two-car tandem that had dominated the Nationwide Series since the 2011 introduction of the new cars (the practice was forcibly ended the year before in the Sprint Cup Series by way of a new superspeedway aero package aimed at returning to classic pack racing).
25th Sep '16 4:43:42 AM BNSF1995
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** Legendary [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} stock car racer]] Creator/DaleEarnhardt died on February 18, 2001 on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, one of the most televised races in NASCAR history, when Sterling Marlin took the air off his spoiler and caused him to lose control, hooking on the front of Ken Schrader's car and smashing headlong into the wall at 155 to 160 MPH and suffering a fatal basilar skull fracture. He was the fourth NASCAR driver in fourteen months killed by a basilar skull fracture, after Adam Petty, Kenny Irwin Jr., and Tony Roper, all of whom were killed in similar crashes.

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** Legendary [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} stock car racer]] Creator/DaleEarnhardt died on February 18, 2001 on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, one of the most televised races in NASCAR history, when Sterling Marlin took the air off his spoiler and caused him to lose control, hooking on the front of Ken Schrader's car and smashing headlong into the wall at 155 to 160 MPH and suffering a fatal basilar skull fracture. He was the fourth NASCAR driver in fourteen months killed by a basilar skull fracture, after Adam Petty, Kenny Irwin Jr., and Tony Roper, all of whom were killed in similar crashes. The accident was the last straw, and NASCAR mandated the Head and Neck Restraint (HANS device) for all drivers, installed the [=SAFER=] barrier at all tracks, and created the Car of Tomorrow, the latter of which was met negatively due to the lack of differences between manufacturers, and degradation of the racing product.



** During the last race of the 2011 UsefulNotes/IndyCar season, Dan Wheldon - who had won the Indianapolis 500 that year - was involved in a major accident that flung his car, cockpit first into the catch fence, tearing away the safety hoop and giving Dan unsurvivable head injuries. He died later that day, and the race was cancelled after 12 laps.

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** During the last race of the 2011 UsefulNotes/IndyCar season, Dan Wheldon - who had won the Indianapolis 500 that year - was involved in a major accident that flung his car, cockpit first into the catch fence, tearing away the safety hoop and giving Dan unsurvivable head injuries. He died later that day, and the race was cancelled after 12 laps.laps due to Wheldon's death and how long it was taking to make repairs; the accident was one of the most violent in recent memory.
22nd Sep '16 6:55:08 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber'', this shows up in Martin Brown's missions. [[spoiler:Specifically, in the last one, the woman playing his victim guns him down with what was supposed to be a fake gun... but the deranged director replaced it with a real one]].

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* In ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber'', this shows up in Martin Brown's missions. [[spoiler:Specifically, in the last one, the woman playing his victim guns him down with what was supposed to be a fake gun... but the deranged director replaced it with [[NotSoFakePropWeapon a real one]].one]]]].
22nd Sep '16 6:54:13 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber'', this shows up in Martin Brown's missions. [[spoiler:Specifically, in the last one, the woman playing his victim guns him down with what was supposed to be a fake gun... but the deranged director replaced it with a real one]].
22nd Sep '16 12:26:06 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Danse Diabolique", a ballerina is murdered on stage. As she succumbs to the poison during her death scene, it is only when her partner kneels at her side that he notices that she is really dead.
19th Sep '16 10:25:00 AM GeniusInTheLamp
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* Silent film actress Martha Mansfield died from burns sustained on the set of ''The Warrens of Virginia'' in 1923. She was burned when a carelessly tossed cigarette ignited her frilly Civil War-era dress.
19th Sep '16 9:51:13 AM GeniusInTheLamp
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* Blues legend Tommie Johnson died of a heart attack while playing at a house party in Mississippi in 1956.
18th Sep '16 10:11:28 PM MrNickelodeon
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The Director, one of the "icons" of [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights, kills all his victims while filming them, as he believes that it's how "real, genuine film" is made.
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18th Sep '16 10:05:50 PM MrNickelodeon
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The Director, one of the "icons" of [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights, kills all his victims while filming them, as he believes that it's how "real, genuine film" is made.
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18th Sep '16 12:09:50 PM thelivingtoad
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* NBA legend "Pistol" Pete Maravich died of a heart attack in 1988 while playing a pick-up basketball game at a church in California. He was just 40 years old.

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* NBA legend "Pistol" Pete Maravich died of a heart attack in 1988 while playing in a pick-up basketball game at a church in California. He was just 40 years old.
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