BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentine media reports a man died when the small truck he was driving collided with a car participating in the Dakar Rally.
The death was not immediately reported Thursday by rally officials. Argentine media widely carried coverage of the fatality and showed photographs of the damaged vehicles.
The accident reportedly took place when Argentine driver Eduardo Amor was still completing the 10th stage, which leading competitors finished on Wednesday. Amor was reportedly driving on a road near the northern town of Tinogasta when he collided with the other vehicle.
The dead man was identified by the Argentine news agency Diario y Noticias as 42-year-old Marcelo Reales.