January 26, 2022

a woman fatally hit by a fleeing vehicle, in Béziers

According to the first elements of the investigation, the facts occurred around 1:50 a.m. Sunday, in the parking lot of a restaurant, after a fight between the two passengers of the vehicle and another group of customers of the establishment.

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The tragedy occurred in Béziers (Hérault). A 48-year-old woman was fatally hit by a car on the night of Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 December, reports France Bleu. “I confirm the death after percussion by a vehicle which fled and whose driver then lost control about 200 meters further, falling into a ditch”, said the prosecutor of Béziers, Raphaël Balland. Two men in the vehicle were arrested and taken into custody on charges of “intentional homicide”, he added.

According to the first elements of the investigation, the facts occurred around 1:50 a.m. Sunday, in the parking lot of a restaurant, after a fight between the two passengers of the vehicle and another group of customers of the establishment, detailed the prosecution. later today in a statement. “The alleged driver allegedly uttered death threats before getting behind the wheel of his vehicle, accompanied by the alleged passenger “, said Raphaël Balland in this text.

The investigators therefore wonder about “a possible voluntary act”, insisted the prosecution, stressing that “Witnesses affirm that the driver would have maneuvered in such a way as to deliberately strike the victim at full speed, before fleeing”.

In his statement, the public prosecutor stated that“at this stage the prosecution is already planning to present the alleged driver [lundi] at the end of his police custody, with a view to opening a judicial investigation “.

Mother of two children and living in Peyrolles-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône), the victim would have been 49 years old on Monday.