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A7 deaths: crash driver was over the limit

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12:18 CEST+02:00

A 25-year old woman who died when she drove the wrong way on the A7 motorway and collided with another car had 2.3 grams of alcohol in her blood. The legal limit in France is 0.5 grams.

The crash happened on Sunday morning on the A7 close to Aix-en-Provence. The woman, who had just left a nightclub, took the wrong entrance to the motorway and, after avoiding two other vehicles, hit a car travelling towards Marseille.

Three people travelling in the other car were killed in the collision. They were a couple and their brother-in-law, all aged between 30 and 34. Two other people in the car survived, including the 4-year old daughter of the couple who were killed.

"The little girl escaped virtually unhurt, apart from a few scratches, which is a miracle," investigator Dominique Moyal told AFP.


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