Indy 500 driver to visit Seymour on Monday

Indy 500 driver Stefan Wilson, driver of the No. 25 Driven2SaveLives Honda of Andretti Autosport, will be in Seymour on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Freeman Field Airport. The Seymour Police Department says that Wilson will be driving one of their police cars through several different driving courses set up by the department and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute/Traffic Safety Division.

Wilson and the Indiana Donor Network will be in Seymour promoting the Driven2SaveLives campaign which raises awareness for organ, tissue, and eye donation. This campaign is an extension from 2016 in which Stefan drove in the 100th running for the Indiana Donor Network. The 2018 Driven2SaveLives car will feature the names of 25 people who are on the waiting list for a lifesaving transplant.

Organizers say that Wilson’s personal connection to organ donation is through his older brother, Justin Wilson, who was killed in a racing accident in 2015. They say that Justin was able to save five lives through the gift of organ donation.

Wilson will also assist the Seymour Police Department and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute by promoting seat belt awareness as they begin their “Click It or Ticket” seat belt blitz starting on May 11th. The blitz, lasting through June 3rd, targets those drivers and passengers throughout the country not wearing a seat-belt.