A 39-year-old man was in police custody on Friday, June 18 for having fatally struck a motorist Thursday in Meythet (Haute-Savoie) after a dispute related to a road collision, the prosecution said.
Read also: Delphine Jubillar case: her husband Cédric indicted for murder
Thursday afternoon, a delivery man, driving his van, hit from the rear a motorist in his sixties on a straight line in a business area of Meythet, near Annecy, specified the Public prosecutor of Annecy, Véronique Denizot, confirming information from
The two men had a verbal altercation, before the thirty-something gets back into his truck, backs up, and hits the sixty-something, who had taken to the road to try, in vain, to prevent the delivery man from fleeing.
The 60-year-old was dragged by the van for several meters, dying soon after.
The autopsy carried out on Friday morning confirmed an "
resulting from multiple trauma.
The many witnesses present, very shocked by the scene, affirmed that the act of the driver of the van was deliberate, according to Véronique Denizot. Their testimonies made it possible to quickly identify the van and its driver. The suspect, whose criminal record is blank, was arrested Thursday evening with another person, while he was returning to his home in Seynod, near Annecy. Placed in custody for "
he denies having deliberately hit the victim,
" added Véronique Denizot.