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IndyCar driver Wilson saves 6 lives by donating organs

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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 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
This file photo of May 16, 2015, shows Justin Wilson, of England, posing for a photo after he qualified for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris s This file photo of May 16, 2015, shows Justin Wilson, of England, posing for a photo after he qualified for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris s
This is a May 14, 2015, file photo showing Justin Wilson, of England, putting on his gloves as he prepares to drive during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The British driver was in a coma in crit This is a May 14, 2015, file photo showing Justin Wilson, of England, putting on his gloves as he prepares to drive during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The British driver was in a coma in crit

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saved six lives Tuesday by donating his organs, his brother said.

"He just keeps setting the bar higher," Stefan Wilson posted on his Twitter page. "Keep Julia & the girls in your prayers #myherojw."

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

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

"To say that we are heartbroken over the loss of Justin Wilson would create the false impression that our pain is localized," said Art St. Cyr, president of Honda Performance Development. "At a time earlier in the season, when we were in a continuing struggle to remain competitive in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Justin was the guy who WANTED to be with Honda, and he demonstrated that time and again. That allows you to take the measure of the man, and we will be forever grateful for his loyalty, and the gracious and gentlemanly way he represented our company, on and off the race track."

It was the latest message of support for Wilson, one of the most popular drivers in the series.

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