Don Krusemark must have been that rare breed of person that just won't stop giving. The 87-year-old great-grandfather from Dallas, Texas served in the Navy during World War II and was such a frequent blood and platelet donor at Carter BloodCare that he was awarded with a ride along at the Texas Motor Speedway courtesy of the Texas Driving Experience. A day later, Kruseman passed away as a result of a life-ending injury he sustained at the track.

Details are scarce as to exactly what went wrong, but according to The Dallas News, neither anyone from Kruseman's family nor the Texas Motor Speedway is willing to speak about what happened. From what we can gather, the veteran was a passenger when some sort of accident occurred.

In a prepared statement, family members lamented the loss of their patriarch, noting that Kruseman was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

[Source: The Dallas News | Image: Texas Driving Experience]


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