Accident with two dead on federal highway: charge of murder

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Accident with two dead on federal highway: charge of murder

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After the accidental death of two women and an unborn baby on federal highway 96a, the Neuruppin public prosecutor has brought charges against a 23-year-old. He is said to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and driving too fast. He is accused of two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of dangerous bodily harm, according to a statement on Wednesday.

After the accidental death of two women and an unborn baby on federal highway 96a, the Neuruppin public prosecutor has brought charges against a 23-year-old. He is said to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and driving too fast. He is accused of two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of dangerous bodily harm, according to a statement on Wednesday.

According to the investigation, on July 10, 2021, the 23-year-old lightly touched an oncoming vehicle with a 510 hp car. The two occupants were unharmed. Then the accident driver’s car got into the oncoming lane in a right-hand bend – and crashed into the car with the two women. Two other occupants of this car, aged 31 and 33, survived with serious injuries.

According to the Neuruppin public prosecutor’s office, two blood tests revealed an “absolute alcohol-related unfitness to drive” at the time of the crime. According to an expert opinion, there is also the suspicion that the young man wanted to reach the highest possible speed with the car and drove through the curve “at the limit of driving physics”. With his driving style, he at least accepted serious and fatal injuries to other road users, it was said.

After the head-on collision between Schildow and Schönfliess in the municipality of Mühlenbecker Land, the 23-year-old and his then 31-year-old passenger tried to flee. But they were caught by the police after about 800 meters.

The driver is also charged with endangering road traffic, prohibited motor vehicle racing and unauthorized leaving from the scene of the accident. According to the information, he has been in custody since April 13.

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