Offical statement on fatal accident

Accident on stage 10, COPIAPO - CHILECITO

At 6h10 in the morning, a road accident occurred involving Argentina competitor nDEG410 and a driver, 30kms after the finish of the special, at the entry of the village of Tinogasta while the competitor was on his way to the bivouac of Chilecito.

Immediately informed by the competitor, the race headquarters sent on site a medical vehicle as well as a helicopter to treat the injured driver and informed the local medical staff. The patient was taken to the Tinogasta hospital where he sadly died.

The justice of the Catamarca Province opened an enquiry in order to establish the circumstances of the accident.

-source: dakar

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