German crash inferno kills five, closes main highway

25th May 2008, Comments 1 comment

Autobahn crash kills several people

Kamen -- A highway collision, in which a line of vehicles exploded and five people were killed, closed one carriageway of a major east-west German autobahn for about 18 hours, police said on Saturday.

An eastbound Dutch articulated truck slammed into a tailback Friday night, killing the truck driver, 41, two women in the first car hit and a married couple in another vehicle, prosecutors said.

Rescue crews spent the whole night at the scene near Kamen clearing the blackened wreckage of two trucks, two cars and a caravan from Autobahn 2, which connects Berlin to the Ruhr metropolitan area. One eastbound lane reopened Saturday afternoon.

1 Comment To This Article

  • stella durham posted:

    on 27th June 2009, 04:08:36 - Reply

    What are the names of the victims??? Andy a friend was killed in that accident, I think. Her parents did not know where she had been taken, and were just notified bya policeman that she was dead in an accident on the Autobonn. She was only 20. Makes me sick!!!