President Alberto Fernandez (left) administers the oath to Transport Minister Mario Meoni in a ceremony. File/AFP
The accident occurred when Meoni was driving alone during a storm to Junin, his home city. Local radio station FM VALL posted footage of firefighters attending to the overturned vehicle.
"With his death, Argentina loses a thorough, tireless and honest politician and an exemplary official," President Alberto Fernández said in a statement.
Meoni, 56, was married with two children. He had been transport minister since December 2019, when Fernandez assumed the presidency.Reuters
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