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Federico Gutiérrez, a young Mexican and Nascar promise, died at the age of 17 after suffering a car accident on the Toluca – Valle de Bravo highway. The Nascar driver’s car collided with a pickup truck that had two people on board. The incident occurred on Sunday night. Information from the Aztec media assures that the crash occurred when there was an invasion of the road in the opposite direction.
The van was driven by an 80-year-old man who was traveling with his 65-year-old wife. The couple were taken to a hospital. Likewise, a 41-year-old woman was trapped in the collision and was rescued and transferred so that she could receive medical assistance.
For his part, Gutiérrez was driving a yellow Porsche and was accompanied by his beautiful Max at the time they collided with the Ford Explorer model truck.
Hours later, the young man’s brother would confirm the fatal outcome through a message shared in the stories of his Instagram account. Thank you all very much for your messages, support and understanding in these difficult times. At 5:00 p.m. a mass will be held at J. García López Casa Pedregal to fire Fico, ”he wrote.
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With 17 years behind him, ‘Fico’, as he was known, was already classified as a promise due to the background he had in the different karting championships that he participated in Mexico and Spain between 2010 and 2018.
According to the information, the boy was fond of other sports such as football, basketball, handball and karate. At the age of 13, he won a couple of races on the Notiauto Cup circuit.
In 2019 he teamed up with his brother Max in the 24 hours of Mexico and kept the record of being the youngest driver to achieve it. For the year 2020 he made his debut in Nascar Mexico at Mikel’s Trucks. There he finished in fifth position.
In 2022 he made his debut in Nascar Challenge after finishing third in Trucks with nine podiums and two wins. Social networks were shocked by this news and left hundreds of messages of encouragement and support for the family.
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