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 George Anthony Metzler, Jr

George Anthony Metzler, Jr

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Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 3 Jun 1949 (aged 37)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 21965 · View Source
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Race car driver. During a practice session on the final day of qualifications for the 1949 Indianapolis 500, Metzler lost control of his car in the first turn. He struck the retaining wall and suffered critical head and chest injuries. He never regained consciousness and lost his struggle for life in the intensive care unit of Indianapolis' Methodist Hospital. Metzler, who was never able to qualify for a starting position in the 500-Mile Classic, had entered as a driver for the third time.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21965
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Anthony Metzler, Jr (2 Nov 1911–3 Jun 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21965, citing Holy Cross and Saint Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .