The young person suspected of being the driver during the fatal accident in Coteau did not have a license

The young person suspected of being the driver during the fatal accident in Coteau did not have a license
The young person suspected of being the driver during the fatal accident in Coteau did not have a license

A car driving at a very brisk pace in the streets of the Roanne metropolitan area and ending its race against other vehicles parked on avenue de la Libération, in Coteau (Loire), this is how a 19-year-old boy lost his life on the night of Tuesday April 30 to Wednesday May 1. According to the elements communicated by the Roanne Prosecutor, one of the two occupants of the car, still in police custody this Thursday, May 2, is suspected of being the driver of this Audi Q7, even though he does not have a license and analyzes reveal the consumption of drug.

What we know about the circumstances of the accident

This rental car, very powerful according to the mayor of Coteau, had been spotted by a police crew: she was rolling”at high speed” between Coteau and Roanne, shortly before the accident according to the prosecution.The driver of the vehicle allegedly lost control […] hitting parked vehicles.“In the violence of the impact, some occupants of the vehicle were ejected several meters, one of the others was stuck in the carcass deformed by the collision.

Two of the occupants, two young people, slightly injured, “attempted to leave the scene of the accident before being checked by the police” continues Xavier Laurent. Since Wednesday, they have been in police custody. None admits to being the driver of the crazy car, however, according to video surveillance, one of them is indeed the man behind the wheel of the Audi.This suspect does not hold a driving license and presents a saliva analysis revealing drug consumption” adds the Roanne public prosecutor’s office.

The vital prognosis of the young woman still engaged

A judicial investigation must be opened on Friday May 3, in particular for aggravated manslaughter, aggravated unintentional injury and failure to assist a person in danger.

The two other passengers in the car, a young man and a young woman, are still hospitalized in serious condition this Thursday evening. The young woman’s vital prognosis is still engaged, her condition has not stabilized.

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