Trucker killed on the E42: similar events had already taken place a few days before the tragedy

Trucker killed on the E42: similar events had already taken place a few days before the tragedy
Trucker killed on the E42: similar events had already taken place a few days before the tragedy

Two new suspects were questioned as part of the investigation into the death of a Romanian truck driver on the E42 near Héron. The two youths were not involved in the fatal incident, but were involved in a similar incident a few days earlier. A young girl was arrested and a minor boy was released.

Last week, 5 young people were arrested in the case of the death of Gheorghe Tibil, a Romanian truck driver, killed on the E42 near Héron. He had received a manhole cover on his vehicle thrown from a bridge.

Today, our colleagues from L’Avenir reveal that 2 new suspects were arrested last Thursday. The latter would have participated in similar events, a few days before the death of the truck driver in Héron. A press release from the Namur public prosecutor’s office confirms these facts this Tuesday afternoon. “On May 8, 2024, from a bridge located above the E42 motorway, several individuals threw a sewer drain grate at a truck which was traveling near Andenne towards Liège”, we can read .

The said plate had also struck the truck on the roof of the cabin, on the left side. The driver, of Romanian origin, born in 1986, was not injured. After hearing a violent impact on the roof of the cabin of his vehicle, the victim of this jet saw young people fleeing from the bridge.

The driver then called the police and an investigation was opened.

Among the two new suspects, we find a young minor and a young girl. The latter was presented before the investigating judge, who issued an arrest warrant.

Namur justice made the link between the fatal accident and this other incident.

Death of a trucker on the E42 in Héron: the three major suspects kept in detention

The three major suspects placed under arrest warrant last Tuesday following the death of a Romanian trucker in the night from Friday to Saturday on the E42, near Héron, are being held in preventive detention, the public prosecutor’s office in Namur, following a decision by the chamber of council. It will have to decide again in a month.

While the truck driver was traveling on the highway on Saturday around 1:30 a.m., a sewer drain was thrown onto the cabin of his vehicle from a bridge, piercing his windshield and killing him instantly. Five suspects, two minors and three adults, were arrested on Sunday, after one of them turned himself in to the police, admitting his involvement in the events.

The three adults were placed under arrest warrant on Tuesday, which was therefore renewed this Friday. The two minors were placed at the disposal of a youth judge. The first was placed in IPPJ, while the second was subject to a family maintenance measure under conditions.

After initially being qualified as an assassination, the facts were reclassified on Tuesday as malicious obstruction of traffic with the circumstance that it caused death.

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