1946  ยป 

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Description On the third warmup lap before starting his qualification run, Al Putnam's car skidded off the track, took out 20 feet of fence and crashed into one of the concrete overpass abutments in the northwest turn. The steering column crushed his chest, killing Putnam at age 37. 
Year 1946 
Driver(s) Al Putnam
Category Open Wheelers 
Series American Automobile Association (AAA) 
Vehicle Stevens-Offy 
Country United States 
Circuit Indiana State Fairgrounds 
Event  
Fatal Yes 
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Photo Credit AP 
Tags Practice/Qualifying Crash 
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