French mechanic dies in crash during Dakar Rally

Quentin Lavallée, a mechanic for the PH Sport team, was driving an aid vehicle at the time of the accident

PARIS (AP) — A 20-year-old Frenchman died Friday at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia when his vehicle was involved in a collision with a local truck, organizers announced.

Quentin Lavallée, a mechanic for the PH Sport team, was driving an aid vehicle at the time of the accident recorded at 11:30 a.m. local time, race organizers reported, citing local police reports.

the belgian Maxim Brother, who was traveling as a passenger, was injured and taken to the National Guards Hospital in Jeddah, organizers said in a statement.

Lavallée was the chief mechanic for a Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 which competed in the Dakar Classic section for refurbished old cars.

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