Eure-et-Loir: what we know about the accident which caused the death of seven people near Chartres

Eure-et-Loir: what we know about the accident which caused the death of seven people near Chartres
Eure-et-Loir: what we know about the accident which caused the death of seven people near Chartres

The accident claimed the lives of seven people, killed on a departmental road this Tuesday early evening near Chartres, in Eure-et-Loir. In this violent pileup, two other people were injured, one seriously. The Chartres public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation, we learned this Wednesday evening. France Bleu summarizes what we know.

Who are the victims ?

Five young people aged 17 to 19 died in the fire of their vehicle and a couple aged 80 and 85 were killed in the collision, which involved three vehicles shortly before 7:00 p.m. on departmental 921 in Bailleau-le-Pin, the prefecture announced this Tuesday evening . In the third vehicle, a 23-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man were injured, one seriously but their lives are not in danger. They were transported to the Chartres hospital center.

What happened ?

According to the first information communicated by the prefecture, the vehicle in which the five young people were traveling in the direction Illiers-Combray-Chartres. Their vehicle went sideways on the opposite lane of traffic, according to the latest information communicated by the Chartres public prosecutor’s office this Wednesday.

The driver lost control and first hit the elderly couple’s car, which was traveling in the opposite direction. The 85-year-old man and the 80-year-old woman died instantly, their car was thrown into the ditch. The first vehicle then collided with a third car which was also coming in the opposite direction. The car of the five young victims ended up on its roof, below the road and burst into flames.

An open investigation

The Chartres public prosecutor’s office announced this Wednesday that it was opening an investigation. Autopsies and samples were carried out to find out the exact causes of deaths. The investigation will also determine whether the bodies of the victims of the first car showed traces of drugs or alcohol.

According to a first testimony, the car of the five young people “was traveling at high speed“The three vehicles were placed under seal, in particular to determine what speeds they were traveling at the time of the impacts, and whether the passengers and drivers were wearing their seat belts.

The town hall wants to “support devastated families”

The mayor of Bailleau-le-Pin Martial Lochon deplored Tuesday on - a “accident horrible“, the chosen one received”collapsed families” after the announcement of the number of victims. “The shock was very violent. The chances of surviving were almost non-existent.“Martial Lochon ensures that the town hall”just try to add a little humanity” and of “support devastated families“.

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