Less than one minute after its start on the 11.400-kilometer first special stage of the 2005 Rally de Guriezo, the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 #95 driven by Ramón Ruiz went off the road, crashing into a group of five spectators on the other side of the barrier. One of them, a twenty-year-old man from Noja, Cantabria, who was spectating the rally with his father, was killed almost instantly. The rally doctors who immediately intervened could do nothing to save his life.
The name of the deceased spectator was not released. The other persons involved in the accident, including Ramón Ruiz from Durango, Vizcaya, and his co-driver Jon Ramos escaped unhurt. After the accident, the special stage was stopped and the event was abandoned.
Ramón Ruiz/Jon Ramos|
|Series||Cantabrian Rally Championship|
|Vehicle||Ford Sierra Cosworth|
|Circuit||Guriezo - Sámano|
|Event||Rally de Guriezo|
|Also Involved||one unnamed spectator|
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