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Truck crashes fleeing Greek police: migrant killed, 17 damage

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A pickup truck making an attempt to evade pursuing police in northeastern Greece slammed right into a fence, killing one migrant and injuring 17 others, together with the motive force, Greek police stated Sunday.

The accident happened Saturday within the northeastern area of Thrace, police stated.

The Georgian driver of the pickup truck was headed west when he ran right into a police checkpoint on the primary Egnatia freeway. As a substitute of stopping, he sped by way of. After the crash, barely injured, he tried to flee on foot however was captured.

The opposite 16 migrants, none of whom was critically injured, have been taken to close by hospitals. They stated they have been Syrians, police say. The identification of the sufferer was not recognized.

On the identical time, Greek police additionally stopped one car with 4 migrants and one other with three individuals who weren’t migrants that apparently accompanied the opposite two autos. These three, in addition to the motive force of the opposite car, have been arrested, police say.


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