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WorldDeath of Diego 'Puma' Chávez: What was the footballer's car accident like?

Death of Diego ‘Puma’ Chávez: What was the footballer’s car accident like?

This Wednesday afternoon the set of FC Juárez of the MX League confirmed the death of 28-year-old striker Diego ‘Puma’ Chávéz.

After rumors, the State Prosecutor’s Office of the Northern Zone of Chihuahua and the Juárez Club confirmed that the player died during the early hours of Wednesday in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

“To your loved ones, we want to express our solidarity and love in these difficult times, reiterating that FC Juárez is and will always be an extended home for our beloved Diego”the Club shared in the statement.

What happened to Diego ‘Puma’ Chávez?

The Report of the Attorney General’s Office of the State of the Northern Zone indicated that around two in the morning an accident occurred on the roads of Vicente Guerrero and Antonio J. Bermúdez, where ‘The Puma lost his life.

According to information from state authorities, they mentioned that a red Volkswagen Beetle collided with the structural base of the traffic light, which caused the instant death of the FC Juárez soccer player, ‘El Puma’ Chávez.

After the experts carried out the survey of the accident scene, they transferred the body of the Bravos player to the Forensic Medical Service facilities.

To date, the cause of the accident is unknown. Diego ‘El Puma’ Chávez. Through social networks,

Who was Diego ‘El Puma’ Chávez?

Diego ‘El Puma’ Chávez was a player from Veracruz who debuted in ‘205 with the home team, the Red Sharks of Veracruz.

In 2016 he reached his first stage with the Bravos de Juárez where he only played for four games, as part of a loan between Juárez and Veracruz.


Chávez returned to the home team, where he remained until 2019. In 2020 he had a brief stint with the Club Necaxa and later sought an opportunity in Europe.

‘El Puma’ Chávez arrived at Salamanca UDS in the second division of Spain where he played 23 games and three goals. In 2021 he joined Toluca, where he only played for 10 games and looked for a new opportunity abroad in 2022.

‘Puma’ Chávez returned in search of his second opportunity with FC Juárez where he had 26 games as a substitute with the Bravos de Juárez.

Minute of silence for Diego ‘Puma’ Chávez

The League shared a message for friends and family through a statement on social networks and reported that for the match Atlas vs. Cougarswhich was brought forward from Matchday 9 and there will be a minute of silence and one minute of applause in the 13th minute.

“The Mexican soccer family extends its condolences to his family, close friends and his current club.”

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