Romanian athlete Maria Cioncan died in a car crash near the city of Plevna in Bulgaria while returning home from Greece on Sunday. Her car left the road due to excessive speed and hit a tree, according to Romanian police quoted by Radio Romania.

The police said Cioncan died when hit by a heavy luggage from the back of the car. Another passenger was slightly wounded.

Maria Cioncan obtained a bronze medal in the 1500 m run at the Athens Olympics in 2004. She’s been an athlete for 16 years.