"Driving Experience" Issues Statement on Man's Death

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, May 20, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM CDT
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"Driving Experience" Issues Statement on Man's Death

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Police said an 87-year-old man died during his trip around the Texas Motor Speedway track Saturday.

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Dawn Stokes, the CEO of Texas Driving Experience, released a statement on Thursday regarding the death of Fred "Don" Krusemark.

Krusemark, 87, was riding with one of TDE's drivers at Texas Motor Speedway when something went terribly wrong.  The driver of the car somehow lost control and hit a wall.  The crash killed Krusemark.

 

"Everyone associated with Texas Driving Experience is deeply saddened by the accident that occurred at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Texas Driving Experience has educated thousands of drivers and corporate groups about car control and handling. Texas Driving Experience has operated in excess of 300,000 miles at the Texas Motor Speedway without an injury incident. This was an unfortunate, isolated, unique matter. Andre Vandenberg, the driver/instructor who was operating the vehicle at the time of the incident, has an extensive instructive and racing career. Texas Driving Experience is proud of its exceptional safety record and its drivers/instructors. We intend to fully investigate the cause of the incident, which is unknown at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andre and the Krusemark and Vandenberg families."

 

Krusemark was partaking in the ride as part of a reward program from Carter BloodCare.

The Krusemark family declined to comment.

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