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Edwards killed in Queensland crash

ESPN staff
October 15, 2013

British racing driver Sean Edwards has died in a crash at Australia's Queensland Raceway while the 26-year-old was a passenger in a Porsche when it hit barriers.

Edwards, who leads the Porsche Supercup championship, was taking part in a private test session when the car crashed at turn six.

Emergency services had to extract the driver, who is currently in intensive care with life-threatening injuries.

Edwards is the son of ex-Formula One driver Guy Edwards, who helped Niki Lauda out of his Ferrari following a crash at the Nurburgring in 1976.

The Brit won the Nurburgring 24 hours race in May and has also won the Dubai 24 hours, Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and GTC class of the American Le Mans series in 2013.

He is Supercup leader with only two races remaining, which are scheduled to take place at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 1-3.

Many involved within the motor racing industry, including David Couthard and current Marussia driver Max Chilton, tweeted their shock at the news.

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