Freddy Rincón was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident that caused his death, says Colombian Attorney General

Goodbye to Colombian soccer legend Freddy Rincón 3:23 (CNN Spanish) – Former Colombian soccer player Freddy Rincón was driving the truck at the time of the accident he suffered on April 11, 2022 and which, three days later, caused his death, reported the Attorney General of Colombia, Francisco Barbosa. “The vehicle in which Freddy Rincón was transported was driven by him,” Barbosa said at a press conference he gave in Medellín on Wednesday. The prosecutor explained that the forensic investigations of legal medicine, in addition to technical studies and the versions of the witnesses who were traveling in the vehicle with Rincón, allowed him to reach that conclusion. He added that legal medicine analysis is still missing to complete the file. Authorities had initially said the former soccer player was not driving the vehicle. The mayor of Cali, Jorge Iván Ospina, informed local media at the time that Rincón was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle that did not respect the red light of a traffic light and collided with a bus. The video that shows the accident of Freddy Rincón 0:59 The death of Freddy Rincón Rincón died on the night of April 13 as a result of the injuries he suffered in the brutal accident that occurred days before, reported the Imbanaco Grupo Quirónsalu Clinic, in Cali , Colombia. Rincón was hospitalized in critical condition. An influential figure among Colombia’s golden generation of players in the 1990s, the versatile midfielder ushered in a new era for the country’s soccer team. He played for and eventually captained his country in 84 games, helping them to three World Cups, in 1990, 1994 and 1998. Many will remember him for his goal against West Germany in the 1990 World Cup at the St. Siro de Milan, one of the most memorable goals in the history of his nation. Following his death, Rincón will be remembered by many as the player who captured the imagination of Colombia during a special period in the country’s sporting history.