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Illegal car race ends in deadly head-on crash with truck

The Local · 4 Nov 2010, 14:00

Published: 04 Nov 2010 14:00 GMT+01:00

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Four work colleagues from a metalworking factory were apparently racing two cars along the B 311 motorway between Tuttlingen and Immendingen around 11 pm on Wednesday, according to regional daily Südkurier.

One man alone in a car tried to overtake the three men in another vehicle in a a no-passing zone around a left-hand curve.

Both cars were driving side-by-side at high speed when they crashed into an oncoming tractor-trailer truck without braking, police said. The impact resulted in several other collisions between the two cars, the truck and a second truck that had been following.

The car holding the three men was torn apart, police said.

Two men were killed instantly. The third passenger was pulled from the wreckage alive but died soon after at the scene.

The man who had been attempting to pass the other car was hospitalised with severe injuries.

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Both truck drivers survived uninjured, but their vehicles suffered heavy damage.

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Your comments about this article

15:54 November 4, 2010 by catjones
but their vehicles suffered heavy damage........thanks for adding that comment.
16:54 November 4, 2010 by adipk
completely stupidity. Race tracks are the best place for race not on the road. Such people create problems for other road users as well and some time put them in danger.
19:41 November 4, 2010 by iseedaftpeople
metal workers, huh...

well looking at the picture, they sure worked that metal...
04:18 November 5, 2010 by cklb
at adipk: absolutely, people like that should drive on a racetrack instead of killing themselves on public roads. and if I remember it correctly you can race on the Nürburgring for an affordable amount of money...
08:03 November 5, 2010 by zaly
Did anybody recognize, what car it's?
13:58 November 7, 2010 by raandy
I doubt drugs or alcohol were involved,,
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