Masaki Pugliese died following a car accident last Tuesday 26 September. Originally from Vigevano (Pavia), at the age of 24 he started teaching mathematics in a high school in Arona (Novara).
Masaki Pugliese (photo from Facebook)
He was called Masaki Pugliese, the 24-year-old originally from Vigevano (in the province of Pavia) who lost his life last Tuesday 26 September in a road accident along state road 32 between Cameri and Bellinzago in the Novara area. Graduated in Mathematics at the University of Turin, he began his career in teacher at the ‘Enrico Fermi’ high school in Arona. For reasons yet to be clarified, on his way home he would have lost control of his car ending up crashing into a heavy vehicle.
The reconstruction of the accident
It was just after 1pm on Tuesday 26 September and Pugliese he was returning home after a day of work. After studying as a boy and up to high school in Vigevanohad moved to Tornaco, where he was elected city councilor, and attended the University of Turin where he graduated with honors.
Arriving at the crossroads for Caltignaga, along state road 32, Pugliese lost control of his car Hyundai i20 ending up crashing into a heavy vehicle that was proceeding in the opposite direction. Interviewed by the Novara traffic police officers who carried out the investigations, the truck driver reported having seen the 24-year-old slumped over the steering wheel before the impact. The young man was then transported urgently at the Maggiore hospital in Novara, but died shortly afterwards.
At the age of 24, Pugliese had already started teaching mathematics
When he studied at the ‘Benedetto Cairoli’ high school in Vigevano, Pugliese had won the Grand Prize for Applied Mathematics. During university, however, he had earned one Scholarship named after Daniela Del Frate, psychologist and public administrator, who passed away in 2016. Finally, after graduating, at just 24 years old she already started teaching at the ‘Fermi’ Institute in Arona.
Upon hearing the news of his death, the head teacher of Fermi did so observe a minute of meditation to students and former colleagues of Pugliese. Masaki leaves behind his father Sergio, his mother (of Japanese origins and who teaches piano in Vigevano) and his sisters Marika and Erica.