Hérault: a woman dies after being struck by a fleeing vehicle in Béziers


Two men in the vehicle were arrested and taken into police custody. The investigators wonder about « a possible voluntary act ».

A woman in her fifties was fatally struck by a vehicle whose driver did not stop in Béziers, in Hérault, during the night from Saturday to Sunday, AFP learned from a police source and to the prosecution.

« I confirm the death after percussion by a vehicle which fled and whose driver then lost control about 200 meters further by falling into a ditch, » Béziers prosecutor Raphaël Balland told AFP.

Two men in custody

Two men in the vehicle were arrested and taken into custody on charges of intentional homicide, he added.

At this stage « the facts are still confused » and the investigators are wondering about « a possible voluntary act », explained Raphaël Balland.

According to a police source, the two men had been asked to leave a restaurant following a brawl.

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