Road accident near Chartres: what we know about the tragedy that led to the death of seven people

Road accident near Chartres: what we know about the tragedy that led to the death of seven people
Road accident near Chartres: what we know about the tragedy that led to the death of seven people

Seven people were killed and two others injured in a traffic accident that occurred early Tuesday evening near Chartres.

A first vehicle with five young people on board would have gone around a bend, according to the prosecutor, hitting a couple in their 80s.

A terrible road tragedy. An accident caused the death of seven people early Tuesday evening near Chartres. An investigation into homicide and unintentional injuries has been opened, according to the Eure-et-Loir prosecutor, who held a press conference this Wednesday.

Questioned by LCI, Frédéric Chevallier, the Chartres prosecutor, the accident was due according to the first elements to excess speed of a vehicle, a Honda Legend, with on board five young people, four boys and a girl, aged between 17 and 19 years old. The collision took place on a secondary road shortly after 6:30 p.m. when their car veered out of a curve onto the opposite lane.

Autopsies early next week

It was at that moment that he hit the vehicle of an octogenarian couple. Their Citroën was thrown into a ditch, killing an 85-year-old man and his 80-year-old wife.

Due to the violence of the impact, the Honda then struck a second vehicle. The two occupants, a young man of 21 and a young woman of 23, were injured and admitted to the Coudray Hospital Center, on the outskirts of Chartres. Their vital prognosis is not engaged, according to the prosecutor.

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Despite the rapid intervention of emergency services, the first vehicle then burst into flames, with its five occupants on board. “The three vehicles were placed under seal for the purposes of expertise to understand the conditions of occurrence of this terrible accident, to determine if possible the speeds at the time of the impacts, to detect possible mechanical difficulties.said the prosecutor in a press release.

Autopsies have also been ordered. They will take place at the beginning of next week at the Garches Forensic Institute. “Samples will be taken to look for any narcotic products and detect the presence of alcohol in the bodies of the five occupants of the Honda vehicle“, added the prosecutor, according to which a help unit has been set up for the families.


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