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Oak falls on a small car in Kochel at sea: man (58) dies

2020-10-21T10:04:31.441Z

A fatal accident occurred on Wednesday morning in the Kochel am See area: a tree fell on federal highway 11 and hit a car. The driver (58) could not be saved. An official warning of gusts of wind applies in the region until evening.



A fatal accident occurred on Wednesday morning in the Kochel am See area: a tree fell on federal highway 11 and hit a car.

The driver (58) could not be saved.

An official warning of gusts of wind applies in the region until evening.

  • A man in his car was hit by a fallen tree on federal highway 11 in the Kochel am See area on Wednesday morning.

    The 58-year-old from the Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district died from his fatal injuries.

  • The federal highway was closed for several hours.

  • A foehn storm has been raging in the region since night.

    The fire brigades have their hands full.

A gruesome coincidence killed a man from the county early on Wednesday evening.

He was killed by a fallen tree in his Mitsubishi.

As the Kochler police chief Steffen Wiedemann announced, the 58-year-old drove around 5.30 a.m. on the federal road 11 in the direction of Kesselberg.

In the small wooded area just before the Franz Marc Museum, a mighty oak tree could no longer withstand the foehn storm: It fell from the left onto the road and crashed into the moving small car.

According to Wiedemann, there was hardly any other car on the road at this early hour.

"He was unlucky."

The first road user to pass the scene of the accident alerted the rescue workers.

The Kochel fire brigade took over the traffic control and helped remove the tree from the street with technical equipment.

A total of 25 volunteers were on duty.

In addition, according to Wiedemann, there were the emergency services and several employees of the road maintenance department as well as police officers from Kochel and Bad Tölz.

According to Wiedemann, Bundesstraße 11 was closed until 9.50 a.m.

Since the night there has been a strong foehn storm in Kochel am See, the town of Walchensee and Schlehdorf.

An official warning of gusts of wind applies until Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.

According to the German Weather Service, wind speeds between 60 and 80 km / h must be expected.

In exposed locations above 1500 meters, wind speeds of up to 100 km / h occur.

According to initial information, the Kochel and Walchensee fire departments are in constant use.

More information will follow.

Source: merkur

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