Story By: Lee Bullen, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
Three of these four beautiful women celebrating the lifting of coronavirus restrictions by going on holiday has died six months after a car crash on a street known as the “death road” because it has only one lane going in each direction.
The fourth young woman who survived but was pregnant at the time of the crash lost her baby.
The four friends were Charo Alvarez Amado, 26, Sofia Duro, 26, Florencia Barrios, 25, and Micaela Crino Pacher, 25, and were all from the city of La Plata in Buenos Aires Province.
The girls had got together to go on long-awaited holiday following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in the country and were driving to the coastal city of Pinamar to enjoy a long weekend at a friend’s beach house.
Sofia was driving a white Renault Clio when they had a head-on collision with a family in a red Volkswagen Fox.
Both Sofia and Charo died upon impact as they were sitting in the driver seat and passenger seat respectively.
Florencia, who was 33 weeks pregnant, had to undergo an emergency caesarean section and lost her baby in the Ana Rosa Gutierrez de Madariaga Hospital. She also suffered breaks in her tibia, humerus and pelvis.
Micaela was taken to the same centre as Florencia with serious injuries and was later transported to another hospital.
Reports this week said Micaela, who had turned 26 since being hospitalised, died on 21st May.
During her intensive care treatment, loved ones asked for blood donors on social media and raised funds to help pay for her lengthy treatment.
Students at the Colegio Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus in La Plata, where the four friends graduated, wrote an emotional message to say goodbye to Micaela. “The Eucharistic College community accompanies the family and friends of former pupil Micaela Crino Pacher in this painful moment and we request a prayer for her eternal rest.”
According to local sources, Route 56 is known locally as ‘death road’ because it only has one lane going in either direction. Construction work is being carried out to expand it into a motorway which is expected to finish in November next year.