Driver dies in 24 Hours of Le Mans race

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Associated Press

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Saturday, Jun 22 at 11:03 AM

LE MANS, France (AP) — 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.

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