Tuesday, February 10, 2009

La Rumorosa Closed Baja Racing News BULLETIN! Snow closes road. Original:Truck Tragedy Closes Road

UPDATE: The La Rumorsa grade was closed today, Tuesday, February 10. Officials expected the road to re-open late this afternoon.

Original story: February 5, 2009

Raul Bello, 35, died today, when he was driving and crashed his Pemex gasoline carrier on the infamous La Rumorosa grade in Baja California, between the towns of La Rumorsa and El Oasis.

The road was closed overnight and re-opened minutes ago. The east bound section of the grade was covered with fuel and burned debris.

At KM 54, with 62 million liters of petrol onboard, authorities say, he lost control of the rig and the crash caught fire, burning the victim to death. More details LOADING>>>

Another La Rumorosa ghost joins the realm. CLICK HERE for the Baja Insider story on La Rumorosa

Cool Video from the Baja 1000 2008 back in November on the original La Rumorosa (watch in HD)

Gary Newsome, Editor
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