Caldecott Killed In Dakar Rally

Paul Carruthers | January 9, 2006
 Australian Dakar Rally competitor Andy Caldecott, 41, died today as a result of a crash in the 28th edition of the Dakar Rally.

Caldecott, who was running 10th overall after winning stage three in Morocco, crashed in a high-speed section of today’s stage. A helicopter was sent to the scene of the accident, but doctors found that Caldecott was already dead, according to Dakar organizers.

Caldecott was competing in his third Dakar. He finished sixth in last year’s event.

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