The NHRA family is mourning the loss of Dylan Cromwell, a member of the Jim Head Racing team, who was fatally injured in a highway accident near Plainfield, Ind., Sunday morning.
According to local television station WISHTV, the accident occurred at 9:30 a.m. EST on Interstate 70 in Hendricks County. The rig was en route to Las Vegas for this weekend's Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
Preliminary investigation suggests that an eastbound semi lost control in a construction zone, jackknifing and crashing through the concrete barrier wall ran head on into the Head Inc., rig that Cromwell was driving.
Cromwell, 23, had been a valued member of Head’s Funny Car team since 2018.
The NHRA extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Cromwell and the Head team.
(Lead photo courtesy of Will Lester Photography \ Photos below courtesy pf Auto Imagery)
Sad to hear the news of the untimely death of Jim Head Racing team member Dylan Cromwell during a traffic accident involving a Head Racing support semi near Indy this morning. A bright young light extinguished way too soon. We'll all be thinking of you this weekend in Vegas Dylan pic.twitter.com/VjMlBx3xaJ— Will Lester (@WillLesterPhoto) October 25, 2021