Death of David "Salt" Walther

November 22, 1947 - December 27, 2012
Trotwood, Ohio | Age 65

Former Indy 500 driver dies
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The Associated Press

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — David "Salt" Walther, the former auto and hydroplane racer who was severely burned in a spectacular crash in the 1973 Indianapolis 500, has died. He was 65.

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office confirmed the death Friday, saying Walther was reported dead Thursday night and that the cause of death hadn't been determined.

Walther also drove briefly in NASCAR, finishing 12th in the 1976 Daytona 500.

At the start of the 1973 Indy...

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