May 25, 2013
Demichelis’ father killed in car crash
10 fatal victims due to road accidents during bank holiday
At least 10 people died yesterday as a result of different road crashes in the provinces of Córdoba, Río Negro, Buenos Aires and Santa Fe. One of the fatal victims was Juan Carlos Demichelis, the father of international soccer player Martín Demichelis, who died with his partner Mirta Tavela when the car they were driving down the Córdoba-Rosario highway went off track and caught fire near the city of Cañada de Gómez, police sources reported.
The road accident took place yesterday at 5.30am when the couple was driving to the city of Rosario. Sergeant Natalia Irazoqui from the Cañada de Gómez police department said the victims were trapped inside the vehicle after it crashed against the guard-rail.
Irazoqui also reported the car was a Peugeot 207 which belonged to Georgina Demichelis, Martín’s sister.
Demichelis, a former River Plate defender, is currently playing for Málaga in Spain.
The soccer club expressed their condolences yesterday over the death of Juan Carlos Demichelis, 60, through a statement. After hearing the news, the soccer player travelled to Argentina and he is expected to arrive this morning.
Another accident took place on Route 34 in the province of Santa Fe. A 27-year-old man and his one-year-old baby were killed after crashing against a bus.
Two other people died in road crashes in Córdoba in the cities of Río Cuarto and Santa María.
A car crashed head-on with a long-distance bus on Route 22 in Chimpay, Río Negro province, in yesterday’s early hours, causing the death of José Omar Segura, 45, his son Nazareno, 15, and Axel Roberto Burgos, 24. The three victims lived in the Buenos Aires city of Olavarría. Official sources reported the bus driver was taken to a hospital in General Roca.
A man died and another was seriously injured in a sixth road crash on Route 5 near Luján. The fatal victim was driving to the city of Buenos Aires when the car collided against the back of a truck loaded with grain. One of his passengers was seriously wounded while the other suffered mild injuries.
Herald with DyN