What a way to go …

From Dallas, TX:

DALLAS (May 18, 2010)—Among the things Fred Krusemark, 87, of Dallas, wanted to do before the end of his already-long life was to take a 100-mile-per-hour car ride.

On Monday he died after fulfilling his dream at Texas Motor Speedway.

Krusemark was a passenger Saturday in a Chevrolet Corvette with a professional driver at the wheel when the high-performance car slammed into a wall at the speedway.

He suffered blunt force head and neck trauma in the crash and died Monday.

Krusemark was taking part in a ride-along program offered by a company called Texas Driving Experience.

WFAA-TV reported that there were four cars on the track at the time of the accident and that one of them was passing Krusemark’s Corvette in a turn when the elderly man’s car hit the wall and ended up in the speedway’s infield.

He and the driver were flown by helicopter to hospitals in Fort Worth.

Krusemark was taken off life support Monday morning, a spokesperson for John Peter Smith Hospital said.

Information about the driver’s condition wasn’t available.