Turbocharger blamed for fatal crash on French autoroute

The A7 autoroute

Five children from the same family died in accident

Traffic control cameras on the A7 autoroute not far from the village of Albon, Drôme, show the vehicle travelling at high speed with flames coming from under its bonnet as the driver headed for the emergency stop lane.

He then lost control of the vehicle, which flipped over the security rails, and rolled over several times before coming to rest, still burning, in a field.

There were nine people in the seven-seat vehicle, and five of them, aged between three and 14 died at the scene.

The four others, three adults and a seven year old, were taken ...

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