This is unbelievably tragic.
Thoughts and prayers go out this morning to the crew and family members of Newman Haas Lanigan Racing, following the loss of long time mechanic Davey Evans. Evans who worked on Graham Rahal's Hole in the Wall crew, was killed Saturday night following a violent altercation while out with fellow crewmen in Indianapolis.
Although details are still being sorted out, it appears that members of the team went out for a social evening to a local watering hole, and were confronted by a group of young men known for starting trouble for the "fun" of it. It is being reported that Evans succumbed to massive head injuries suffered during the unprovoked attack. According to sources, all three instigators are in custody, and the incident is being treated as a homicide. An autopsy is reportedly being performed today to determine the exact cause of death.
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UPDATE: From WISH-TV in Indianapolis.
The Chief Mechanic for the Newman-Haas racing team died early Sunday morning after a bar fight.
Police were called out to the Kazablanca bar on the west side at around 1 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived they found 63-year-old David Arthur Evans unresponsive. He was taken to Wishard Hospital and later died.
An autopsy revealed Evans died from a stroke induced by the stress of a fight and has ruled the death a homicide. An investigation is underway.