SAN MARINO (AP) One spectator has died and several more are seriously injured after a car veered off course into a crowd during a rally event in the Republic of San Marino.
RallyLegend organizers say in a statement that the car ''went off the road and hit some straw bales protecting a runoff path'' and that the spectators affected were ''standing right behind the bales.''
The car involved was a Renault Clio Maxi driven by Enrico Bonaso with Alice Palazzi as navigator.
Sunday's race was canceled and local authorities immediately opened a criminal investigation into the incident.
It was the 14th edition of the event.
San Marino is nestled atop a hill in central Italy near Rimini and the Adriatic coast.