Italian prince Filippo Corsini was killed in a cyclist crash in London last week on Monday, October 24, Sky News reports.
According to reports, the 21-year-old was on his way to a class at Regent's University when he got caught under the wheel of a truck in Knightsbridge around 12:40 p.m. local time.
Per the Evening Standard, Corsini was dragged 30 yards across an intersection and died a half hour later from his injuries. The 42-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested and questioned by authorities. The incident is still under investigation.
Corsini's classmates and loved ones have been paying tribute to him where the accident occurred. "He was a very nice guy, very hardworking," one friend told the Evening Standard.
A second peer added: "I cannot believe it. He was a wonderful boy."
Corsini hailed from an aristocratic family that dated back to the 16th century and was an equestrian studying for a B.A. in international business at the time of his death. One of his Florentine descendants includes Pope Clemente XII, who ruled from 1730 to 1740 and founded Rome's Capitoline Museums.
Corsini is survived by his parents, Duccio and Clotilde Corsini, and two younger sisters.
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