10/20/2020 10:40 PM
Updated 10/20/2020 10:45 PM
, former secretary general of the
Centro de Employees de Comercio (CEC)
of Mendoza, and former national deputy and former provincial legislator, died this Tuesday when
his car collided head-on
with a truck.
According to sources from the Provincial Security Ministry informed Télam, there was "an accident between a truck and a car, and an explosion has been generated", on National Route No. 7, in the town of
Luján de Cuyo
, in front of the Factory Potatoes (Simplot).
The incident occurred at 7:30 p.m., and official sources confirmed "the death of the driver of the minor vehicle", who they identified as
Guillermo Pereyra (67)
, driver of the Volkswagen Vento, domain AB-909-DJ, who was circulating on Route 7 of West to East.
This is how the car in which former Mendoza deputy Guillermo Pereyra was killed was left.
He collided with a truck.
Los Andes Newspaper Photo
Pereyra, who was in charge of OSECAC (the Social Work of Commercial Employees) was
returning from the Gran Hotel Uspallata
, located in the homonymous mountain town and run by the union.
He had gone to supervise the work on the new mountain kitchen that was to be inaugurated next weekend, at an exclusive event for the press.
Pereyra was a historical leader of Peronism from Mendoza and was at the head of the CEC for 19 years (until 2017).
This is how the truck that the former Mendoza deputy Guillermo Pereyra crashed into in his car.
The leader died.
Los Andes Newspaper Photo
Due to his differences with Kirchnerism, he joined the
led by Sergio Massa, and after the agreement of the current president of the Chamber of Deputies with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for last year's elections, he broke spears with the Tigrense and strengthened ties with
The news caused great consternation in the local political and union community.
Massa, on his Twitter account, "deeply" regretted Pereyra's death and dismissed him as
"a great leader and colleague
"My condolences and accompaniment to family, friends and members of the Center for Trade Employees at this difficult time," he said.
I deeply regret the death of Guillermo Pereyra.
Today we say goodbye to a great leader and colleague.
My condolences and accompaniment to family, friends and members of the Commerce Employees Center at this difficult time.
- Sergio Massa (@SergioMassa) October 21, 2020
The governor of Mendoza, Rodolfo Suárez, expressed on his Twitter account: "I deeply regret the death of Guillermo Pereyra,
a great leader
. It is a huge loss for the people of Mendoza. I accompany all his family and friends in the sentiment."
Meanwhile, Senator Julio Cobos, also on that social network, said: "I deeply regret the tragic death of Guillermo. A
leader from Mendoza
, always ready for dialogue
, and a great friend for a long time. My accompaniment to his relatives in this sad moment ".
And the national deputy and former governor Alfredo Cornejo said: "Terrible news of the death of Guillermo Pereyra, a great leader with whom we started the Frente Cambia Mendoza project in 2015. I accompany his family and friends with deep regret."
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