Dominican motorcycle racer Indiana Muñoz dies at the age of 29 after horror accident with her own bike
Dominican motorcycle racer Indiana Muñoz has died after she was run over by her own bike during the first stage of the Goias Superbike.
The 29 year-old had been competing in the 600cc category when the accident happened at the behind closed doors event on Sunday.
It has been confirmed that Muñoz was in second place before she lost control on a bend called 'Zero Curve' before falling to the ground and being ran over by her own bike.
She received medical attention immediately and was rushed to a local hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
Brazil's Secretariat of Sports and Leisur said in a statement: "Regrets the death of Indy Munoz, an experienced athlete in moto racing, as a result of an accident during the first stage of the Goias Superbikes.
"We reiterate that the race track has all of the documents updated and complies with all the safety rules set by organisations that manage motorcycle racing and all motor racing.
"The current management of SEEL is extremely vigilant on the quality of sporting arenas especially with regards to safety."
Muñoz was born in the Dominican Republic but spent her career as a professional motorcycle racer in Brazil, where she became national champion in 2013 and 2014.
She also won three Kawasaki Ninja 300 cups and a Yamaha R3 Cup.