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'Ghost driver' kills self and four others in crash

The Local · 21 Oct 2012, 10:02

Published: 21 Oct 2012 08:53 GMT+02:00
Updated: 21 Oct 2012 10:02 GMT+02:00

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There was only one person in the car driving up the A46 near Meschede near Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia when it smashed into an oncoming car with four passengers – three women and a man. All five died.

Both vehicles went up in flames, killing the driver who was going the wrong way - known as 'ghost drivers' in Germany - and the three women in the oncoming car. Their male companion died shortly afterwards in hospital.

“The situation at the crash site is so confusing that we have not figured out the identities of the victims,” a police spokesman said on Sunday, adding that some of the bodies were still in the wreckage.

There was no immediate indication of why the man was driving the wrong way on the autobahn, yet he had managed to survive for long enough for police to receive several phone calls reporting him before the crash.

The A46 would remain shut until the wreckage was cleared, the spokesman added.

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11:56 October 21, 2012 by Englishted
If it is suicide ,then it is now also murder ,strange way to go.

Very sorry for the innocent victims in the other car.
08:47 October 22, 2012 by the.local.reader
this is to deliberately kill others and cause panic. Why is this not terrorism attack?
14:26 October 22, 2012 by nonicknameleft
worst kind of suiciders: sadistic, selfish and cruel.

We learn to drive carefully, take care of our safety and be aware of the drivers around us as much as possible but who could prepare any of us for such random killers? I don't understand :(

Having been involved in 3 accidents and surviving I feel so much disappointment for drivers who have no respect for other people's lives.

My heart goes out to the victims and their loved ones.

This nonsensical behavior must stop!!!
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