Everything went very quickly on the highway near Montauban. A truck driver, at the approach of a police control, has taken flight and crashed into a vehicle of the gendarmerie. The Face of refusal to comply, and the danger presented by the weight-heavy, the policeman has shot the driver who was later found dead. The truck has at the same time caught fire, said the prosecutor.
Known by police, the driver had been convicted several times, including three of the pipelines without insurance, said the prosecutor of Montauban Lawrence Czernik, which has opened an investigation for " voluntary violence having led to death without intending to give it ". This case occurs after death since the beginning of July, a policeman and a young constable, both killed by cars refusing to obey the forces of law and order.
firefighters attempted to resuscitate the victim
The driver, who was carrying a parcel, has first been reported to the police on a highway by a motorist because of his dangerous driving. Stopped by the forces of law and order, it is controlled " positive for cocaine ". But he runs away and is immediately chased by the gendarmes.
" He refused to comply following a traffic stop, he fled, crashed into a gendarmerie vehicle in which was a policeman. A gendarme has made use of his weapon, the driver has been hit, " added the prosecutor. The driver, aged about 35 years, then lost control of his vehicle, near the toll of Montauban-South, and " the truck caught on fire ".
" The cops brought him first aid but he died. The autopsy will determine the cause of death ", has added the same source. The fire brigade and the Ambulance service were also an attempt to revive him, according to the firefighters, who then extinguished the flames that had spread into the brush near the truck that has been charred. The investigation will attempt to determine why the driver refused to obey the constables.Date Of Update: 07 August 2020, 17:33