ON THE SIDELINES : Liebler Dies of Crash Injuries

From Times wire services

Race car driver Scott Liebler died Sunday night of injuries he received in a crash during Saturday's Sports Car Club of America race at Road Atlanta.

Liebler, 29, of Manhattan, Kan., slammed into the rear of Jim Brouk's car during the first lap of the National Championship Valvoline Runoffs.

After the crash, Liebler's Martini MK 53 car became airborne, rolling several times and coming to rest upright about 100 yards away.

He died Sunday night of edema, or accumulation of fluid, near his brain, according to officials at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in nearby Gainesville.

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