On October 24, 2021, Dylan Cromwell was driving the Jim Head Racing Funny Car team hauler from their home base of Columbus, OH to Las Vegas, NV for one of the last 2 races. Just before 10 a.m. in a construction zone during a heavy rainstorm, the driver of an eastbound semi-tractor trailer lost control and crashed through a concrete barrier wall, hitting the westbound team hauler. Dylan was hit by the semi directly in his driver’s door; the injuries took his life immediately.

Dylan Cromwell was living his dream working on a NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car Team. At only 23 years old, he was just at the beginning of a bright future both on and off the track.