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Scarponi death investigation ends as driver of van dies – News Shorts


The criminal investigation into the driver who caused the death of Italian Michele Scarponi has been closed after the man died of cancer.

Giuseppe Giaconni, the driver of the van who hit and killed Scarponi last year, has died at the age of 58, according to Chronacheancona.it.

On April 22, 2017, Scarponi left his home for a short ride. He had just returned home to Filottrano in the central Le Marche region of Italy after racing at the Tour of the Alps. While on his training ride, he was hit by a van at a crossroads after the driver failed to see him.

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He left behind his wife Anna and young twin sons, Giacomo and Tommaso.

Giaconni had been facing criminal charges in connection with the crash. He turned into the path of Scarponi, and later claimed that he had been temporarily blinded by the sun’s glare. However, it later emerged that he had been distracted by his smartphone.

The funeral for Giaconni is planned for Wednesday afternoon. He leaves behind a wife, Daniela and a daughter, Cristina.

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