Argentine driver killed in crash on final lap
Updated: 2011-11-14 09:03
Turismo Carretera race driver Guido Falaschi is seen in this April 16, 2011, file photo. [Photo/Agencies]
Paramedics and rescue workers look at the wreckage of Guido Falaschi's car after a crash during the Turismo Carretera race on the Juan Manuel Fangio circuit in the southern Buenos Aires province city of Balcarce Nov 13, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
BALCARCE, Argentina - Argentine driver Guido Falaschi was killed in a crash at Juan Manuel Fangio track during the final lap of a race in the most popular motor sport competition in the South American country.
Race officials and a doctor confirmed the death Sunday of the 22-year-old Falaschi in the event known as Turismo de Carretera.
The accident took place when Falaschi lost control, hit a retaining wall made of tires, swerved back onto the track and was struck by a car driven by Nestor Girolami.
Girolami was in stable condition at a hospital.
Turismo Carretera race driver Guido Falaschi is carried on stretcher after a mutiple collision on the Juan Manuel Fangio circuit in the southern Buenos Aires province city of Balcarce Nov 13, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
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