Colin McRae dies in helicopter crash

colinmcraeTimes Online is reporting that former rally driving champion Colin McRae was killed in a helicopter crash, though his identity is unconfirmed at the moment. The report says that McRae, along with his five year-old son and two other passengers, were the only ones aboard and the helicopter went down just a half a mile from McRae’s home.

Strathclyde police released a statement saying, "Four people were onboard the helicopter. The bodies were found within the helicopter which is owned by Mr. Colin McRae of Jerviswood House, Lanark. It is believed he was onboard the helicopter."

In the racing world, McRae is Britain’s first World Rally champion and had amassed 25 World Rally wins and 42 podium places throughout his career. In the world of gaming, McRae’s name dons the world renown and successful rally racing franchise Colin McRae Rally. The franchise’s latest iteration, Colin McRae: DiRT, was released to acclaim and good scores.

We’ll be covering this story as it unfolds. Our hearts go out to Colin McRae and his family.


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