The driver of an off-road vehicle that participated in the ‘Iberian Classic Raid’ died this Thursday after suffering an accident when he was driving along a track that connects the towns of Torrecilla de los Ángeles and Hernán Pérez in Cáceres.

As reported by the 112 Emergency and Emergency Center of Extremadura and the Civil Guard, the event occurred this Thursday, around three in the afternoon, when a call was received at the Emergency Center in which it was reported that a vehicle had suffered an accident and there were people trapped inside.

The Civil Guard detailed that the SUV, in which the driver and his co-pilot were traveling, has gone off the road and it has tumbled down an embankment, taking multiple laps in the field.

Medicalized Unit 112 based in Caminomorisco (Cáceres), a conventional ambulance, two fire crews from Coria (Cáceres) and Plasencia (Cáceres), as well as a Civil Guard patrol and members of the GREIM, traveled to the scene of the accident.

The health services certified the death of the driver, aged 51, whose body has been transferred to the Institute of Legal Medicine of Cáceres.

The co-pilot suffered serious injuries and he was transferred to the Coria Hospital.

The ‘Iberian Classic Raid’ is a test in which classic cars, more than 25 years old, take part and that crosses the Iberian peninsula on dirt roads from Barcelona to Lisbon, with a route of 2,100 kilometers.