Michele Scarponi: Killed by driver who was 'distracted by video playing on smartphone'

Reports suggest driver who killed Michele Scarponi was watching a video on his phone when the fatal collision occurred

Michele Scarponi

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The driver who hit and killed professional rider Michele Scarponi (Astana) in April was distracted by watching a video on his smartphone, according to new reports ahead of the trial in central Italy

The Italian team Astana rider, who had left for a pre-Giro d'Italia training ride at around 8am, died instantly just a few kilometres from his home in Filottrano, central Italy.

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