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French motocyclist dies in Chile

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 00:45

Jan. 12 - French motorcyclist Thomas Bourgin died after colliding with a police car going the opposite way while riding to the start of a special leg of the Dakar rally in Chile. Jessica Gray reports.

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This is where French motorcyclist Thomas Bourgin died after colliding with a police car in Northern Chile. The Friday crash happened as Bourgin made his way to the start of a special stage of the Dakar rally. Authorities are now investigating the crash. (SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) PABLO TOLOZA, ANTOFAGASTA GOVERNOR, SAYING: "We've provided all the help we can to speed up the [investigation] that the medical and legal services need to undertake." This latest crash comes on the heels of another deadly rally incident. On Wednesday, two died and several more were injured in Peru after two taxis and a support truck working for a Dakar rally team crashed. The rally began in Lima on January 5 and is scheduled to end in Santiago on January the twentieth.

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French motocyclist dies in Chile

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 00:45

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