Colin McRae and son die in helicopter crash

Family, fans, and friends mourn the loss of rally racing legend

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Sept 17, 2007

Racing legend Colin McRae, his son, and two family friends died in a helicopter crash on Saturday, September 15, when it went down near McRae's family home.

For those of you whodon't know, McRae has worked closely with Codemasters on the popular Colin McRae racing series for several years now. The PS3 version ofDiRT hit shelves last week.

The BBC reports: "Rally champion Colin McRae, his five-year-old son, a six-year-old boy and a family friend were killed in a helicopter crash, police believe. Strathclyde Police released the names of the four people they thought were on board the crashed aircraft on Saturday."

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