IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died after sustaining a head injury at the Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
But in the wake of his tragic death, Wilson managed to save six other lives as an organ donor, according to a tweet from his brother, Stefan Wilson.
IndyCar drivers face a much higher risk of head injuries because the open-cockpit design leaves their helmets exposed. The 37-year-old was the first driver since Dan Wheldon in 2011 to die in a major U.S. auto racing series.
Wilson was struck by a piece of debris from another car that crashed, and his car swerved and hit a wall at the track. In critical condition, Wilson was quickly transported to a hospital via helicopter, but died on Monday. He is survived by his wife Julia, and daughters Jane, 7, and Jessica, 5.
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