Tragic weekend car accident claims second IUM victim

Another young person has died following an horrific car accident in Monaco on the weekend, while two others remain in a critical condition. 

Local newspaper Monaco Matin on Wednesday reported that, at its request, the Monaco Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the death of a second victim in the road accident that occurred early Sunday morning near the Millenium tunnel, at the western entrance to the Principality.

The second victim is reportedly a 20-year-old, originally from Azerbaijan, who succumbed to their injuries on Wednesday.

It follows the death of a 19-year-old woman from Kazakhstan, who died at the scene despite the quick intervention of emergency services.

Five people were in the Audi RS4 when it hit the wall at high speed at around 4.30am Sunday 17th December. All were students at the International University of Monaco.

Toxicology tests reportedly confirm that the 22-year-old driver, originally from Finland, had been drinking alcohol before the accident occurred.

A judicial investigation was opened on Tuesday on the counts of aggravated involuntary homicide and aggravated involuntary injuries, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Monaco told Monaco Matin.

Two occupants of the car reportedly remain in a critical condition.

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