IndyCar driver Wilson saves 6 lives by donating organs

Justin Wilson
FILE - This is a June 1, 2014, file photo showing Justin Wilson waiting to qualify before the second race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader in Detroit. The IndyCar Series has bounced from one problem to another all season as it scrambles for viewers and new fans. It heads into the season finale this weekend after suffering the worst possible blow: The death of a driver, with Justin Wilson dead at 37 from injuries suffered in a crash. (AP Photo/Bob Brodbeck, File)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – IndyCar driver Justin Wilson is altering lives in death.

His younger brother said Tuesday on Twitter that Wilson saved six lives by donating his organs.

The 37-year-old Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. A British driver who lived in Colorado, Wilson was hit in the head during Sunday’s race by piece of debris from another car. Wilson’s car veered into an interior wall at the track and he was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Wilson drove a Honda from 2008 through 2015 in IndyCar, and the manufacturer offered its condolences Monday.

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