The driver of the vehicle that crashed in the Somme on Monday evening, and who died along with the three other passengers in her car, was driving under the influence of alcohol.
She had a blood alcohol level of 2.52 grams per liter of blood, 5 times more than the authorized limit.
This is what the Amiens prosecutor said on Friday.
The accident occurred on the RD930 near Roye (Somme) and involved the car of the alcoholic driver and a tanker truck carrying 24 tonnes of vinyl acetate, a flammable material.
The driver of the truck not implicated
According to the first elements of the investigation transmitted by the prosecutor's office in Amiens, the driver of the truck would not have had dangerous driving.
The data transmitted by its tachograph, a sort of black box on the truck that records speeds and trajectories, indicated that the vehicle was traveling in its axis while respecting the speed limits.
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The alcohol level, which is an alcohol level (ethanol) per liter of blood or per liter of exhaled air, is limited in France, for driving, to 0.5g per liter of blood, or 0.25mg per liter of exhaled air.
This accident is added to the long list of those which, in France, take place involving at least one drunk driver.
According to the Interior Ministry, alcohol is responsible for 30% of road fatalities.