Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This beautiful volleyball player has died in a car crash involving a horse on a Brazilian motorway.
Nubia Rebello from the municipality of Cravinhos in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo died in a road accident in the early hours of 14th November.
Rebello was a passenger in the car that drove into the horse on the Anhanguera Highway (SP-330).
The athlete was taken to the Clinical Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto in the municipality of Ribeirao Preto where she succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the vehicle, name not reported, was taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to the news site Metropoles.
Due to the impact, the horse involved in the accident also died. It is unclear how the horse ended up on the motorway.
The young victim had a degree in dentistry and lived in the town of Cravinhos.
Her volleyball club Volei Fem Cravinhos posted on Instagram: “You tried so hard to understand what volleyball fully represented in your life, you sought to understand all the meanings that the sport symbolised, every rule, each objective, and every smile.”
The Municipal Sports Department of Cravinhos also lamented the volleyball player’s death: “Our condolences go out to all of Nubia’s family and friends, as well as to all the athletes and the Technical Committee who worked with her all these years.”
The victim was buried in Cravinhos on Monday morning.
It is unclear if the police are investigating the fatal accident.