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Naked ghost driver kills self and daughter

The Local · 3 Oct 2012, 10:58

Published: 03 Oct 2012 10:58 GMT+02:00

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The 31-year-old woman was, for unknown reasons, driving the wrong way down a motorway in Bavaria on Tuesday morning when she hit another vehicle front-on. The woman, her seven-year-old daughter and the driver of the on-coming vehicle, a 25-year-old man, all died.

A second daughter, aged four, was also in the car and survived the crash. She is reported to be in critical condition in hospital. Police said they did not know if any of the passengers were wearing their seat belts.

Why the driver, who was from the town of Coburg, was naked remains unclear but a police spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that investigators do not believe she was trying to kill herself.

“There was no suicide note,” a spokesman told the Bild daily.

Instead, they think she must have been suffering from a psychotic episode. A family argument was also ruled out. The woman was divorced from the father of the children but that is unlikely to have triggered her behaviour, a spokesman said.

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“Figuring out why it happened would be very difficult,” he added, as the incident “was not a typical one.”

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Your comments about this article

12:06 October 3, 2012 by pepsionice
Bath salts....pure and simple. You can pull up the naked driver story on US news sites daily, and they just about all relate back to bath salts as a drug. Welcome to the newest custom-made drug.
15:19 October 3, 2012 by coffeelover
Not enough info in the story to make a cogent comment. Sad she took her daughter with her, reporting driver nude says what,,she was not right in the head??? Well, driving the wrong way already tells us that.
17:53 October 3, 2012 by DoubleDTown
impaired driver? maybe. but if the photo shows the "motorway", then we know that it's a divided highway. Let me guess, it has those ridiculous German combined on/off ramps right? Traffic engineers of the world unite. Germans have got to start building separate on/off ramps so that it's not so easy to accidentally get going the wrong way - an affliction more common of course with imparied drivers. The fact there is even a term for it, ghost driving, says it is all too common.
22:04 October 3, 2012 by Landmine
front on? I think you mean head on....
08:49 October 4, 2012 by BobbyDigital
DoubleD- they put a little blue sign with an arrow pointing to where you should drive, I dont see what the problem is, when turning, if you dont know how the road works, look for the little blue sign, and go to the right of it.
10:23 October 4, 2012 by puisoh
DoubleD .. looks lke you have only driven in those ultimate 1st world country like Japan or Norway, I think German roads are very manageable for even average femal driver like me.
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