Co-driver to Pekka Mällinen, Reijo Nygren was killed in an accident which happened shortly after midnight on Saturday, 27 August 1983, near the town of Kuhmoinen some 800 meters from the start of the Special Stage 8 - Pihlajakoski of the 1000 Lakes Rally, then a round of the 1983 World Rally Championship.
The Ford Escort RS #95 entered by Junior Team Finland, driven by Pekka Mällinen violently crashed into a tree on co-driver side. Reijo Nygren, 36-years-old owner of a building firm, was immediately taken to Jämsä hospital, but he died during transport.
World Rally Championship
Ford Escort RS
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