Oct 16, 2011 · Wheldon 's business manager, Adrian Sussman, reminded the gathering of how suddenly Wheldon 's death had disrupted the lives of those who loved him. To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below. Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer. Dec 15, 2011 · Dan Wheldon was killed when his head hit a post in the fencing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, contact that created a non-survivable injury to the two-time.