At 6h10 in the morning, a road accident occurred involving Argentina competitor n°410 and a driver, 30kms after the finish of the spécial, at the entry of the village of Tinogasta while the competitor was on his way to the bivouac of Chilecito.

Immediately informed by the competitor, the race headquarters sent on site a médical vehicle as well as a helicopter to treat the injured driver and informed the local médical staff. The patient was taken to the Tinogasta hospital where he sadly died.

The justice of the Catamarca Province opened an enquiry in order to establish the circumstances of the accident.