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Argentine driver killed in crash on final lap

2011-11-14 03:42:57 GMT2011-11-14 11:42:57(Beijing Time)  China Daily

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]

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]

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.

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