Andrea Misse dies in a quad crash west of General Acha, La Pampa, Argentina
January 2, 2012, From El Diario de la Pampa – A multiple collision occurred at noon today on National Route 152, west of General Acha.
The accident involved four vehicles, all driven by tourists, and as a result of the accident, tango dancer Andrea Misse, who was in one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash was at the kilometer 34 mark of route 152. It was about 16.30 hours approximately.
According to the preliminary expertise, the Sandero may have tried to pass one of the vehicles and there the crash occurred.
The occupants of the Sandero were the most injured. The car was hit from the front and from behind. The woman on the Renault Sandero, identified as 34 year old tango dancer Andrea Misse, died instantly and was taken to the morgue of the local health center where an autopsy was performed to determine the cause of death.
Her husband, Diego Hernán Gienex, 38, suffered a fractured femur, and her 2-year-old daughter is out of danger, at a hospital in the capital of the La Pampa. The same happened with the dancer’s mother in law, who was recovering from injuries she suffered as a result of the collisions. The family came from Tigre (Buenos Aires), where they live, but their destination was unknown.
From El Tangauta, 2010The Missé siblings are well known on the scene due to their level of expertise and their dedication. Andrea tells us her story:
“We are five siblings, three girls and two boys. I am the eldest. We started to dance folklore with Santiago Ayala (a) “El Chucaro” (The Wild) and Norma Viola from early childhood onwards. When I was 11, we came across the school of Carlos Rivarola and out of curiosity we started to take classes with him. Later on, of course, he took us to the Sunderland Club where we got a direct impression of social dancing and we got to know a milonga with family atmosphere. We were delighted. When I was 12, I went with my younger siblings to all the milongas, accompanied by our mother or grandmother. It was not well viewed to bring kids into the scene, but in family places it was accepted. The next day we had to go to school, the afternoons we did our homework and at night, we went back to the milonga. Until today we’ve all stuck to tango. •
Andrea Missee: 1978-2012
Video of Andrea Misse and Javier Rodriguez at El Beso, by Ney Melo