Argentina’s Minister Of Transport Dies In A Traffic Accident
Mario Meoni lost control of the vehicle he was driving while driving on a highway located 250 kilometers from Buenos Aires.
Argentina’s Transport Minister Mario Meoni died on Friday night in a traffic accident, they confirmed. The accident occurred at kilometer 112 of Route 7, at the height of the Buenos Aires city of San Andrés de Giles , in the direction of Junín, of which Meoni was mayor from 2003 to 2015 and which is located about 250 kilometers from the Argentine capital.
The minister, who travels alone, lost control of his vehicle and overturned losing his life before being rescued, according to official sources confirmed to the newspaper ‘Clarín’.
The 56-year-old Meoni, who had also been a deputy in the province of Buenos Aires and director of the Bank of the Province of Buenos Aires, was the head of the Transportation portfolio since the Peronist Alberto Fernández became president in December 2019. .
“It is with great sadness that I received the ungrateful news of the death of @mariomeoni, Minister of Transportation of our Government. With him we lose a thorough , tireless and honest politician . An exemplary official. With sincere regret I accompany those like me who have loved and respected him “the president wrote on his Twitter account.
When the death was known, at the stroke of midnight, other members of the Government expressed their regret for the death of the politician, who began his career in the now opposition Radical Civic Union and later went to the Renovador Front, one of the formations that make up the current Argentine government coalition Frente de Todos.
Last public act
“Immense sadness for the death of Mario Meoni. A great fellow. Great companion, enormously committed to his task at the head of the Ministry of Transport. Deeply moved by this painful news, we accompany his family and his beloved town of Junín,” the chief wrote. of the Cabinet, Santiago Cafiero.
Opposition politicians also sent their condolences : “I am very sorry for the death of Mario Meoni, Minister of Transportation of the Nation. My condolences to his family and loved ones at this terrible time,” said the mayor of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.
Meoni’s last public act took place this Friday in the city of Rosario, where President Fernández led a meeting of the Federal Cabinet. “With the Transport Modernization Plan we are carrying out the fundamental works to rebuild the country with federal development . United, we continue to put Argentina on its feet”, reads one of the minister’s latest messages on Twitter.