Vaucluse: the three young people found drowned in their car in Caumont-sur-Durance had disappeared since the day before

Vaucluse: the three young people found drowned in their car in Caumont-sur-Durance had disappeared since the day before
Vaucluse: the three young people found drowned in their car in Caumont-sur-Durance had disappeared since the day before

The circumstances of the tragic accident which cost the lives of three young people this weekend in Caumont-sur-Durance on the outskirts of Avignon are beginning to become clearer. If their vehicle and the three bodies trapped inside were only found on the night of Saturday May 11 to Sunday May 12, 2024, the accident at the origin of the tragedy would, according to our information, date back to the previous night. These three friends aged 19 to 21 and living in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue had planned to spend the weekend together. According to initial findings, they were traveling along departmental road 25 towards Caumont-sur-Durance when they lost control of the vehicle in a slight left turn. The car apparently drifted slightly to the right, hit a traffic sign before leaving the road. She then allegedly broke through the fence surrounding an agricultural irrigation basin located about fifty meters from the roadway. By hitting the edge of the retention basin, the vehicle would likely have pirouetted forward and turned around before landing on its roof in the water. They drowned inside without being able to escape.

A team of gendarmerie divers specialized in underwater findings

These are relatives, worried about not having any news, who went looking for them during the day on Saturday. Location data from one of the phones recorded by the social network Snapchat led them in the evening to this pool surrounded by grass, invisible from the main road. Only a wheel and part of the chassis protruded above the surface. Immediately alerted, the emergency services deployed a large device including around twenty firefighters, investigators as well as specialized teams, in particular a unit of divers from the national gendarmerie based in Martigues and specialized in underwater findings.

The extraction of the vehicle and the bodies, as well as the work of technical surveys, lasted most of the night. The investigation entrusted to the gendarmerie will now focus on clarifying the circumstances of this tragic accident.

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Three friends aged 19 to 21 were found dead inside their vehicle submerged in an agricultural retention pond located along departmental road 25 in Caumont sur Durance. They were found by relatives thanks to their location on the social network Snapchat.

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