A 15-year-old boy died on the night of Sunday to Monday May 16 in a road accident after refusing to comply, the four other occupants of the vehicle having been placed in police custody, told AFP the prosecutor of Charleville-Mézières.
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According to the story of the prosecutor, Laurent de Caigny, the five men, members of the Traveler community, fled by car "
at the sight of the gendarmes
" after being surprised in the middle of the night in a municipal stadium in the town. of Ayvelles.
The gendarmes then decided to follow the vehicle,
” said the prosecutor, but they lost sight of him after he turned off.
According to the first elements of the investigation, "
the gendarmes will find the vehicle already damaged
" and "
did not attend the accident
I cannot speak of a chase
”, but “
of a refusal to comply, of a vehicle which flees
”, insisted the prosecutor.
One of the passengers, aged "
15 and a half
", died on the spot.
Two others were injured.
The father of the deceased teenager was present in the vehicle.
The driver is also “
related to the deceased
He is known for acts of petty crime.
His son was among the passengers.
All four were taken to hospital before being taken into custody.
The investigation was entrusted to the research brigade of the gendarmerie company of Rethel, different from the company where the gendarmes concerned work, underlined the prosecutor.