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.

"/> 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.

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A7 deaths: crash driver was over the limit

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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Three die in kayak tragedy off northern French coast

Three people have died while kayaking off the northern French coast, authorities said Sunday.

Three die in kayak tragedy off northern French coast
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A fourth person aged 15 was rescued, suffering from hypothermia, and taken to hospital, they added.

The Amiens prefecture said the bodies of a man and a woman in their 50s were found on the beach at Crotoy after midnight while the body of another man was recovered later.

It said eight kayakers, members of a local club at Saint-Valery-Sur-Somme, set out Saturday afternoon but they split up into two groups, with four returning to base and the others continuing, aiming for Cayeux-sur-Mer down the coast.

The alarm was raised at 17:45 pm (1645 GMT), with two helicopters and rescue boats involved.

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