SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Police say a person was found dead in the parking lot and camping area across from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday afternoon.
Police responded to the area to investigate around 1:50 p.m. The man was found unresponsive in a tent and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
On Tuesday, the coroner identified the deceased as Adam Melchi, 38, of Plano, Illinois. Autopsy results are still pending but officials do not consider his death suspicious.
The race was the second hottest Indy 500 on record at 91 degrees. The heat ended up being too much for many attendees. Officials say more than 200 people were treated at the infield medical center. Medical crews helped people through heat-related issues like exhaustion, dehydration and chest pain.
EMS workers outside the track also treated patents suffering from heat-related issues.
Race fans did all they could to find shade and keep cool during.