Laura Salvo: Rally driver tragically dies aged just 21 after crash during race

Laura Salvo: Rally driver tragically dies aged just 21 after crash during race

- Laura Salvo was Miguel Socias' co-driver at the time of the rally crash in Portugal

- Efforts by the medical team who responded promptly to resuscitate her were unsuccessful

- Laura is born to a rallying the family, with her father, Gabriel, a former driver

- Her sister Maria is also heavily involved in motorsport as a co-driver

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A Spanish rally co-driver has tragically died after she was involved in a fatal accident.

It is understood that Laura Salvo passed on at the first stage of the Rally Vidreiro in Portugal.

Laura Salvo: Rally driver tragically dies aged just 21 after crash during race

Laura Salvo was Miguel Socias' co-driver at the time of the rally crash in Portugal. PhotoCredit: Instagram/vmphotography29
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Salvo's car reportedly veered off the road before losing control as paramedics to rush to the scene.

However, SunSport reports efforts by the medical team to resuscitate the 21-year-old proved futile, with the promising rally driver dying at the scene of the incident.

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Her tragic death prompted countless tributes on social media, with a number of motor entities and fans mourning Laura.

Carlos Sainz, a Formula One legend posted on Twitter.

"Very shocked by the news... All my support and affection to her family and friends."

Laura had kicked off her 2020 campaign on an impressive note, winning the Ciutat de Xixona Rally.

Before then, she had conquered the Bierzo Rally back in February as a co-driver for Surhayen Pernia.

It is understood the Portuguese rally has since been suspended in the wake of the incident.

The youngster's death came just days after the motorsport fraternity was plunged into mourning after the death of Zef Eisenberg.

The 47-year-old driver died in a crash while attempting to break a land speed record in Yorkshire, northern England.

He was driving a Porsche 911 Turbo S which veered off the track after he lost control.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Herbert Omokhaye, former secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has passed on at the age of 87.

His family confirmed that the former administrator died of a brief illness two months before his 88th birthday in December.

Omokhaye who was regarded as a man of “high integrity, equanimity and dignified bearing” by the current NFF President Amaju Pinnick.

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