Off the road the Renault team crew was hit by several spectators, one of whom died.
The pilot of Renault Clio Maxi Enrico Bonato lost control of the car, causing the car left the road at full speed and crashed into fans.
The incident happened at the San Marino stage 1 and the reason currently remains unknown.
In the relegation zone for the track was equipped with special bales of compressed hay, but the car was moving so fast that they demolished together with adjacent viewers.
The accident injured about a dozen people. Some of them managed to assist on the spot, others were forced to go to the hospital and one person was killed on the scene.
Due to the incident the incident the organizers of the race canceled the remaining sections and the awards ceremony.
The winners of the race in three major Championships – WRC, Myth and Historic – was declared, accordingly, the Bow of Pedersoli (Citroen C4 WRC), Lucky (Lancia Delta HF Integrale) and Salvatore Riola (Audi Quattro A2).