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Six dead, including two Guardia Civil officers, after lorry fails to stop at police checkpoint on motorway in Spain
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Six dead, including two Guardia Civil officers, after lorry fails to stop at police checkpoint on motorway in Spain

The lorry driver was arrested after the incident on the AP-4 near Los Palacios in Seville in the early hours of this Tuesday morning

Mercedes Jiménez Sánchez

Seville

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 09:39

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Six people, including two police officers, have died after a lorry smashed into a Guardia Civil checkpoint on the AP-4 motorway near Los Palacios in Seville during the early hours of this Tuesday morning (19 March).

The lorry driver, who was given signals to stop by the Guardia Civil, swerved abruptly onto the hard shoulder of the road and hit three police vehicles of the Guardia Civil's Rapid Action Group (GAR) and two other civilian vehicles about 4.40am.

The cause of the incident appears to be accidental, Guardia Civil said in a statement.

The lorry driver has been arrested. He was uninjured and returned negative results after being tested for alcohol and drugs

Two of the deceased were officers of the GAR unit and three were injured. The other four victims were civilians.

The affected stretch of road is currently closed as police investigations in the area continue. A diversion has been set up on the AP-4, at kilometre 45 in Las Cabezas de San Juan.

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