The former soccer player for Barcelona and the Argentine National Team Maximiliano Rolón died this Saturday at the age of 27 in a traffic accident at the height of the Santa Fe town of Pujato, when he was traveling to Rosario. His twin brother, Ariel, also died in the crash.
The tragic event occurred during the morning on National Route 33, about 50 kilometers from Rosario. The vehicle in which both victims were traveling crossed lanes and then hit a large tree in the shoulder area, about 600 meters from a toll station.
The brothers died on the spot, according to the head of the Pujato police station, Eduardo Franchi. Both played soccer in the two clubs of the Santa Fe city of Chabás. Ariel, in Huracán, and Maximiliano, in Atlético. The latter had a stint in the Argentine youth teams – where he won the South American title with the Sub 20 in 2015 – and Barcelona B, the subsidiary of the Spanish team where Lionel Messi shone.
As it transpired after the tragic road accident, both victims were traveling to Rosario in search of a relative.
how was the accident
According to La Capital, the Rolón brothers were traveling in a Fiat Punto car towards Rosario, where they were going to look for a relative. The accident occurred around 8 o’clock, when crossing the lane, they hit a tree in the shoulder area.
The community chief of Chabás, Lucas Lesgart, told La Capital that the community is shocked by the news. “The town is very sad about what happened,” he said. The two deceased youths and a third brother, who is also a soccer player, had been living in Chabás for some time, Lesgart said.
The case is in the hands of the prosecutor of the Public Ministry of the Accusation of Casilda, Juan Pablo Baños. Firefighters from the town of Pujato were working at the scene, as well as personnel from the Scientific Police to carry out the required skills.