A motorcycle daredevil who thrilled fans with videos of himself driving superbikes at high speeds has died in a horror smash which left body parts “strewn across the road.”
The horrific accident took place in the town of Znamenka in the western Russian region of Tambov Oblast.
The dead man’s real name was Alexander but better known to his huge number of social media followers by the nickname Diablo, was reportedly killed on the spot.
“Multiple body parts” were found on the side of the road, police said.
The influencer, who boasted over 100,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 200,000 subscribers on YouTube, often filmed himself riding bikes or driving fancy cars at speeds of up to 310 kph (193 mph).
In the first video, Diablo is seen riding a red motorbike on a motorway where he reaches 310kph – almost 200mph – at one point and spends the rest of the time weaving in and out of the traffic at over 200kph (124 mph).
Other images show the biker’s burned-out motorcycle after the fatal accident and apparently part of his body and belongings on the roadside.
According to local media, Diablo was attempting to ride a 700-kilometre (435-mile) route to the city of Volgograd within two to two and a half hours when the accident took place.
The tragic accident follows the death of another Russian Instagram personality, Anastasia Tropitsel, who died in a motorcycle accident after reportedly filming herself while travelling on her Kawasaki Ninja 250.
The eighteen-year-old influencer was in Bali with her Ukranian boyfriend Viktor Maydanovich, 30.
Maydanovich was riding alongside Tropitsel and described her videoing the sunset and her own reflection in the bike’s wing-mirror when her motorbike began to “wobble” as she lost control.
She came off the bike and despite wearing a helmet suffered fatal head injuries when she slammed into a roadside fence.
Anastasia Tropitsel’s social media fame had made her a millionaire at 15, and she regularly shared photos celebrating her glamorous luxury lifestyle.
Breaking the story of Tropitsel’s accident on his own social media page, Maydanovich wrote: “My beloved girl is not with us.”
“She was moving at a speed of 80-100kph along a major road, where everybody goes at such a speed.
“She always rode very safely and accurately.
“Then her bike started wobbling.”