FIGURE SKATER Elly Mattiuzzo has tragically died aged 18 following a horror car crash with her boyfriend.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport the couple were driving a Fiat 500 on the road from Borgo Maggiore towards Castello di Murata at around 9:30pm.
But they then fatally lost control of the car and went into oncoming traffic before crashing into a Volkswagen Golf.
Mattiuzzo and her boyfriend Daniele Volanti are said to have died 'instantly' while a 19-year-old VW driver was injured, but his life is not in danger.
A third car was also understood to have been involved in the crash, however the driver was unharmed.
Mattiuzzo is believed to have moved from Milan to San Marino to live with her father and, like her boyfriend, went to high school in Riccione.
In Milan she performed with synchronised figure skating group the 'Hot Shivers', and took part in the 2019 Junior World Championships in Neuchatel.
Hot Shivers, via Italy 24 news, said: “We have a good memory of her.
"She was a girl who loved being together with her companions, who relates perfectly to them as on the other hand our discipline requires.
"We are destroyed and incredulous."
A mother of the group added: "We will send a single message, all together, to make her feel our closeness.
"Elly was a wonderful girl, we spent many days together and shared wonderful moments.
"I’m sorry not to have looked for her in recent months. I will never forget her."