A. J. "Peter" Kreis (January 19, 1900 – May 25, 1934) was an American racecar driver. He and riding mechanic Robert Hahn were killed in a turn one accident while practicing for the 1934 Indianapolis 500. As he was entering the turn, a car in front of him spun, followed by Kreis' car spinning, possibly due to trying to avoid a collision. The car went over the outside wall backwards, tumbled, and hit a tree. Both men were dead when the ambulance arrived. Kreis was a wealthy contractor who took a month off each year to drive in the 500.
|Born||Albert Jacob Kreis|
January 19, 1900
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||May 25, 1934 (aged 34)|
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Cause of death||Injuries from racing accident|
Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit
- Louis Meyer biography from the show "The Indy 500, a Race For Heroes" (requires download of software to watch) Kreis accident can be seen at approximately 8 minutes, 35 seconds in.
- Peter Kreis at Find a Grave
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