Thursday, May 25, 2017

Peter Kreis & Robert Hahn Killed During Practice At Indy - May 25, 1934

May 25, 1934
During a practice run for the 1934 Indianapolis 500, Peter Kreis was the driver and Robert Hahn was the riding mechanic. Entering turn one, a car in front of him spun, followed by Kreis' car spinning, possibly due to trying to avoid a collision. The car went over the outside wall backwards, tumbled, and hit a tree. Both men were dead when the ambulance arrived. Kreis was a wealthy contractor who would take a month off each year to drive in the 500.

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