Vander Luiz, a former Atlético Mineiro player , died after suffering an accident on BR-267, in Juiz de Fora. Vander, 58, was champion of the Campeonato Mineiro Galo in 1986 and 1988. He began his career in the National Muriaé and had spells at Fluminense, Guarani-SP and São Caetano. + Check the Libertadores Cup groups
According to the Fire Department, the two cars involved in the accident were overturned off the track. The driver who drove the other vehicle also did not resist and died on the spot. Vander Luiz’s son-in-law, the passenger of the car driven by the former athlete, survived and was taken alive to the Hospital de Pronto Socorro Dr. Mozart Geraldo Teixeira (HPS), in Juiz de Fora.
In 125 matches for the Minas Gerais team, Vander scored 7 times. Through social networks, the club regretted what happened.