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NASCAR driver Jason Leffler dies from injuries sustained in crash

June 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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SWEDESBORO, N.J., June 12 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died Wednesday from injuries sustained when he crashed during a race at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., officials said.

Leffler died at Cooper Trauma Center after being extricated from his vehicle and flown by helicopter to the facility, NBC-TV, Philadelphia, reported. He was 37.

He began racing at age 12 and drove the No. 19 Toyota for Humphrey Smith Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

He won four USAC championships and was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2003.

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