An Argentine sport journalist covering the World Cup has died in Brazil.
It has been reported that during the early hours of the morning, the taxi that Jorge Lopez was travelling in was struck by a stolen car that was fleeing from the police in Sao Paulo.
Lopez's body flew out of the vehicle upon impact, killing him instantly, according to the Buenos Aires Herald.
The taxi driver suffered an injury to his shoulder, while the three occupants of the stolen car, who have been arrested, were unharmed.
Renowned Spanish journalist Guillem Balague was a personal friend of Lopez. Earlier today, he tweeted:
My friend, the Argent. journalist @jorgetopolopez died in a taxi in Sao Paulo. 38. Killed by kids running away in a stolen car. Why?????????— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 9, 2014
Lopez is also known to have shared a good relationship with Barcelona and Argentina attacker Lionel Messi.
The writer's display picture on Twitter is of him interviewing the 27-year-old.