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

Spanish rally car co-driver Laura Salvo has died in a crash at the Rally Vidreiro in Portugal.

The 21-year-old was reportedly driving alongside Miguel Socias but is believed to have died at the scene.

Medics rushed to try and attempted to resuscitate Salvo but they were unsccuessful.

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

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

“The Automobile Club of the Marina Grande and its means of aid arrived at the scene in about two minutes, doing everything possible to save the young woman, attempting resuscitation.




“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 convey my condolences to the victim’s entire family, friends and team.”

The Autonomous Federation of the Valencian Community also offered their condolences by saying: “Life can sometimes be very unfair. Unfortunately, Laura Salvo has passed away while doing what she liked the most: co-driving. DEP. Her smile will illuminate us from heaven from now on.”

The Portuguese rally has been abandoned following her death.

Salvo and her family were heavily connected to the world of rallying.

Her father Gabriel competed and her sister, Maria, is also a co-driver for Sergi Francolí.

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