1909  ยป Wheeler-Schebler Trophy Race
























Charles Merz crashed his National through a fence and into the crowd. Merz's riding mechanic Claude Kellum and spectators James West and Howard Homer Jolliff were killed, whilst four spectators received minor injuries.
1909
Open Wheelers
American Automobile Association (AAA)
National
United States
Oval (Paved)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Wheeler-Schebler Trophy Race
Yes
Claude Kellum (Riding mechanic)
Howard Homer Jolliff (Spectator)
James West (Spectator)
Daily Mirror (ukpressonline.com); Popular Mechanics; Indianapolis Star (firstsuperspeedway.com); Detroit Public Library (detroitpubliclibrary.org);

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