A racing driver who appeared in Formula 1 film Rush has been killed in a car accident.

Italian Mauro Pane, who served as a double for actor Daniel Bruhl in the movie, was found dead in his vehicle with an unidentified woman after the car reportedly spun off the road and into a canal near Milan, Italy.

Pane is the second driver who appeared in Rush to die since the film's release last year (13). Brit Sean Edwards, who played his own father Guy Edwards in the film, was was killed in a motor accident in Brisbane, Australia in October (13).