Slippery accident: car crashes into river: driver and nine-year-old dead

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Car crashes into river: driver and nine-year-old dead

A crane retrieves a car from the Peene River. A nine-year-old boy and a 43-year-old man were killed in a tragic ice accident. Photo: Anne-Marie Maaß / Nordkurier / dpa

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A car driver and a child died in a tragic accident in Western Pomerania. The car had skidded on a slippery road and crashed into a river.

A nine-year-old boy and a 43-year-old man were killed in a tragic ice accident in Anklam in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

You had slipped your car and fell into a river, as a police spokeswoman said on Thursday. The fire brigade, which was immediately alerted, was unable to locate the sunken car in the five-meter-deep river Peene on Wednesday evening and so could not help the car occupants. The driver was the partner of the deceased boy’s mother.

The exact circumstances of the accident are currently being investigated by the criminal police, said the police spokeswoman. According to initial findings, the car is said to have slipped when there was snow in the left curve of a residential street. A witness stated that. Presumably the driver was traveling at an “inappropriate speed”.

The car broke through a wooden barrier and fell into the Peene. Why there was no more stable barrier is also being examined more closely, said the spokeswoman. The river is up to five meters deep there. The fire brigade could not locate the sunken car. Divers later found the car and were only able to rescue the occupants, who come from the region, lifeless. The relatives and the rescue workers are given psychological support, it said.

dpa

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