By Jim DeFord
The two cars touched wheels and Krosnoff's car went flying into the air hitting at least two corner workers, slamming into the catch fence and then the front of the car smashed into a light standard, ripping the car to shreds.
It was announced at 5:59pm EDT that Jeff Krosnoff had died. Gary Avrin, an IndyCar race marshall was killed by debris from the accident. A female course worker was also hospitalized with head lacerations.
Jeff Krosnoff suffered severe head, chest and skeletal injuries. Doctors were unable to revive him.
Dr. Scully reported a statement from the attending physician, IndyCar Director of Medical Affairs, Dr. Steve Olvey. According to Olvey, Krosnoff was pronounced dead at Toronto Western Hospital today at 4:20 p.m., (EDT) as a result of massive head injuries and other multiple fractures. An airway was established at the scene, but all attempts at resuscitationfailed. He was in full traumatic cardiac arrest at the time the IndyCar safety crew arrived on the scene.
Krosnoff, of La Canada, Calif., is survived by his wife Tracy and his parents, Jack and Jeanne, who were all in attendance at the race. Krosnoff was 31 years old.
Avrin, of Calgary, Alberta, was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marc Avrin. Details of his death will not be available until a coronerís investigation has been completed.
The investigation will be conducted by the coronerís office of the city of Toronto under the direction of Metro Coroner, Dr. Robert Huxter and Detective Fergie Reynolds of the Metropolitan Toronto Police/Traffic Services.