Jason Leffler’s autopsy results have been revealed. Leffler reportedly died from a blunt force neck injury, when his car slammed into a wall at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
The 37-year-old was participating in a 410 sprint car race on Wednesday evening. He was running in second place when he suddenly lost control of the car. Leffler’s vehicle reportedly flipped over several times before striking the wall.
As reported by USA Today, the races were cancelled as authorities arrived on scene. As Leffler’s vehicle received extensive damage, rescue workers had to extricate him from the vehicle.
Leffler was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just after 9:00 pm. Jason Leffler’s autopsy results reveal that injury to his neck caused his death.
A native of Long Beach, California, Leffler raced in several diverse forums including IndyCar Series, USAC Midget, and all three NASCAR national series. As reported by The Washington Post, He won three USAC Midget championships, one Truck Series, and two Nationwide series races.
Known as LefTurn, which was displayed on his vehicle, Leffler continued racing in lower circuits following several disappointments in the NASCAR premier series. His refusal to give up inspired his colleagues.
As reported by USA Today, racing veteran Jeff Burton was impressed with Leffler’s willpower:
“You get people like Jason that lost his opportunity, and he’s still racing, giving everything he can … It’s important to note he’s following a dream … That’s a great quality in a guy and shows how much passion he has about the sport.”
Leffler was a true inspiration to others, as his positive attitude carried him beyond life’s disappointments. He continued to strive toward his goals. His determination underlines the fact that he raced because he enjoyed the sport.
Jason Leffler’s autopsy results reveal that he died doing what he loved. His death was undoubtedly untimely and he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and fans.
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