19-year-old girl trapped in her car drowns in Largitzen

19-year-old girl trapped in her car drowns in Largitzen

a dramatic accident happened Saturday on the D17, in Largitzen (
Haut-Rhine). A couple’s car crashed early in the morning and plunged into a pond, reports
France Blue. The 22-year-old driver managed to free himself from the sunken vehicle, which had landed on its roof, back to shore. He was able to notify emergency services.

An important backup device

Unfortunately, his 19-year-old partner got stuck in the cabin. About twenty firefighters, a helicopter, dogs and divers were mobilized to the scene to help him. But the young woman, who was evacuated to Mulhouse hospital center in cardiac and respiratory arrest, could not be resuscitated. She died by drowning.

Rescuers continued to search the pond for other potential victims. AN research was opened to determine the circumstances of the accident and causes of death of the victim, from Altkirch, specify our colleagues. It was entrusted to the gendarmes of Dannemarie.

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