Laura Salvo dead: rally co-driver, 21, dies in crash as Portuguese race is abandoned


Spanish rally co-driver Laura Salvo died in an accident at Rally Vidreiro in Portugal.The 21-year-old is believed to be driving alongside Miguel Socias but is believed to have died at the scene.

Doctors rushed to try and resuscitate Salvo, but they failed.

The president of the Marina Grande Automobile Club said: “Unfortunately, we have to report a death during our rally.

“The competitor Laura Salvo, who was participating as co-driver in the Peugeot Rally Cup Ibérica, was the victim of an accident at the start of the first stage, dying.

“The Automobile Club de la Marina Grande and its emergency resources arrived on the scene in about two minutes, doing everything possible to save the young woman, trying to revive her.

“The media took the victim to an area where the arrival of an emergency helicopter was possible medical, but the competitor ended up dying in the same place.

“On my behalf and on behalf of the Marina Grande Automobile Club, I publicly offer my condolences to all of the victim’s family, friends and team.

The Autonomous Federation of the Valencian Community also offered its condolences, saying: “Life can sometimes be very unfair. Sadly, Laura Salvo passed away while doing what she loved most: co-pilot. DEP. Her smile will light us up from the sky from now on.

The Portuguese rally was abandoned after his death.

Salvo and his family were closely linked to the world of rallying.

His father Gabriel competed and his sister, Maria, is also co-driver of Sergi Francolí.


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