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Emanuele Cassani dies after crash

4/13/2014

MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy -- The Italian motorcycling federation says rider Emanuele Cassani has died after being involved in a crash at the Coppa Italia season opener.

Cassani skidded and was hit by two other riders shortly after the start of his race on Sunday.

The FMI says the 25-year-old Cassani received immediate medical attention but died because of the injuries he sustained.

One of the other riders involved was flown to a hospital, but his injuries are not serious.

The incident happened at the Misano circuit named after MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, who died after a crash at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.