This is about the most depressing news we’ve heard in quite a while. Really, there’s really no silver lining to this, is there? What was supposed to be a memorable moment for 87-year old Fred Donald "Don" Krusemark and his family turned into the worst imaginable day for all of them when the Corvette Z06 Mr. Krusemark was riding at the Texas Motor Speedway ended up in a car accident, killing him in the process.

The event, which was organized by BloodCare, was honoring the World War II veteran for his "generous blood and platelet donations over the years with a ride at Texas Motor Speedway. There, he suffered a life-ending injury."

Understandably so, the entire Krusemark family was devastated by the sudden turn of events, which ended up killing their patriarch. "We lost our family patriarch," the family said in a statement. "He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather."

Rest in peace, Mr. Krusemark. That’s really no way to lose your life.


Source: Dallas News

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  (216) posted on 10.15.2010

hardly. it’s the same with every other site reporting on this. all the journalists are a little surprised at the lack of any details.

  (291) posted on 10.13.2010

Wow, talk about half reporting. Sorry, Mr. Bowman, I think you should have waited to get more details (such as what happened, what his injury was, etc) before writing and publishing this article. Still very tragic, but maybe it was something that could have been prevented? Who knows.

  (331) posted on 08.8.2010

so sad to hear.. that supposedly a happy event would turn into a be nightmare..i can’t say anything but condolences.

  (512) posted on 05.23.2010

Props to Dukeisduke for actually providing some information here. Funny (or sad - depending how you want to look at it) that a commenter here posted more useful information in a couple short sentences than the entire original story.

  (765) posted on 05.20.2010

I understand people not wanting to get sued but seriously? why not provide basic information?

  (858) posted on 05.20.2010

Very sad! I think that day is not his lucky day. Well, on that age, i don’t think he can really survived the injury.

  (1022) posted on 05.20.2010

oh so sorry for him... condolence to his family...

  (367) posted on 05.19.2010

Well, that was a sad news. Good thing that he wasn’t attacked during his run on track.

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