Driver follows GPS and ends up stuck between tombs in French cemetery

Woman says she did not realise her ‘grave' error, as she drove down a path between the tombs late at night that became more and more narrow 

The woman was following her GPS in the early hours of the morning before coming stuck and abandoning her vehicle

A driver whose car ended up wedged between tombs in a French cemetery told police she was just following instructions from her GPS.

Authorities in Bouches-du-Rhône (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) said that a black Citroën car was found abandoned, stuck between two tombs in the Gréasque village cemetery, in the early hours of July 4.

“Local workers found it very difficult to free the car,” said mayor Michel Ruiz to local newspaper La Provence.

The driver was later found by police and questioned. 

Originally from Marseille (which is around 35 minutes’ drive away), she said she had been driving to see a friend in the village when - around 03:00 - she followed her GPS for around 25 metres, down a ‘path’ that was becoming more and more narrow. 

Apparently not realising what was happening, she then became stuck between two large tombs, and wedged the car to such an extent that she could not get free. She abandoned the vehicle having damaged around a dozen tombs and plots before becoming stuck.

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“She was just following her GPS directions, according to her explanations to the police,” said Mr Ruiz.

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