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Truck wing mirror beheads driver

A motorist was beheaded by a trucker's wing mirror as a lorry overtook him on a busy motorway.

Luigi Panicucci, 41, had pulled over on the hard shoulder to check his tyres when a truck drove too close and decapitated him as it tore past at 90 mph.

The horrified trucker heard a thump and saw the motorist's head bouncing down the road after him on the stretch of road near Rome, Italy.

"He was so afraid and shocked that he swerved right across the motorway to the other side and hit another car injuring two more people," said a rescue worker.

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