Young Man Fatally Hit by Fleeing Driver Near Sisteron

Young Man Fatally Hit by Fleeing Driver Near Sisteron
Young Man Fatally Hit by Fleeing Driver Near Sisteron

A terrible tragedy has plunged Peipin, a town of 1,400 inhabitants located seven kilometers south of Sisteron, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. A young man in his twenties was killed this Sunday, July 30, around 23 ha learned Provenceconfirming information from our colleagues at BFM You Say.

“He had just bought his house”

According to our information, a fight between young people broke out in the evening on the town hall square. An individual who was allegedly involved in these tensions then left”speeding” according to witnesses, on board a vehicle.

In his race, he fatally struck the victim who was in front of his home in the Grand Rue.

The author immediately fled.”People have no respect for human life anymore. I can’t understand how you can mow someone down like that and not care.“, sighs Frédéric Dauphin, the mayor of this town usually “calm“.

The investigation continues

The victim was well known in the village: “He must have been between 20 and 22 years old. He had just bought his house on the Grand Rue. He was working and his young partner is pregnant. It’s an absolute tragedy, a catastrophe. We are devastated.”adds the elected official.

The Digne-les-Bains public prosecutor’s office has opened a murder investigation, entrusted to the national gendarmerie. A suspect was arrested overnight and taken into custody.

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