David "Salt" Walther

 

 

Age: 65

 

Summary: former auto and hydroplane racing driver who was severely burned in a spectacular crash in the 1973 Indianapolis 500, but who fought an addiction to painkillers after the accident and spent time in jail and prison.

 

 

Cause of Death: Not released

 

Born: November 22, 1947

 

Died: December 27, 2012

 

Location: Trotwood, Ohio