LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Allan Simonsen is dead following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2013. Allan Simonsen fatal crash was confirmed by organizers moments ago. Allan died during the first hour of the competition. He was 34.
Allan Simonsen’s crash death is the second to strike racing in just weeks. Just days ago, Jason Leffler crashed at the 410 Sprints division at the Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway. His fatal crash happened in an evening entitled “Night of Wings” at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
Organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans tell news that Allan died today during the race’s first hour. He was driving the number 95 Aston Martin Vantage. ACO issued a news statement moments ago. “The driver was immediately attended on the scene by the doctors from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s Medical Service. In a serious condition, Allan Simonsen was transferred immediately to the Circuit Medical Centre where he died soon after due to his injuries.”
Officials also tell news “Allan Simonsen’s family has been informed immediately by David Richards, Principal of the Aston Martin Racing team.” Organizers remembered Allan and his achievements today. “Allan Simonsen, an experienced driver aged 34, had taken part in seven 24 Heures du Mans. His team mates in the No.95 car were his fellow countrymen, Christoffer Nygaard and Kristian Poulsen. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest wishes to express its great sadness following this incident, and extends its deepest condolences to the family and those close to Allan Simonsen.”
Allan crashed into the Amco barriers. Funeral arrangements have not been announced to news. Send your love.