Sprint car driver Jason Johnson dies of injuries sustained in crash
by Cindy Boren, published in The Washington Post
Jason Johnson, a World of Outlaws sprint car driver, has died of injuries he sustained in a crash Saturday night at Wisconsin’s Beaver Dam Raceway. He was 41.
Johnson crashed on the 18th lap of a 40-lap race as he was battling Daryn Pittman for the lead after a restart on the 1/3-mile long dirt oval, according to World of Outlaws. Johnson’s car climbed the wall in the third turn, flipped and crashed through a billboard, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He was taken to a hospital, then airlifted to Aurora Medical Center, where he died. Johnson, who is from Eunice, La., is survived by his wife, Bobbi, and 5-year-old son, Jaxx.