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Luxembourg police officer dead after police chase ends up in crash

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The Luxembourg Police are mourning this Saturday after the death of a policeman last night. A motorist refusing to submit to a road check in Weiswampach was chased by two Police patrols on the expressway. During a maneuver whose circumstances are not yet clearly established, the two Police vehicles hit each other. Two policemen were seriously injured. The officer who was driving one of the cars succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the accident. Her police colleague in the passenger position was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where she was operated on. Three other officers from the second vehicle were slightly injured and were taken to the hospital for checks. The fugitive was not intercepted.

The prosecutor of Diekirch present on the spot entrusted the investigation to the General Inspectorate of Police.

update 08:11pm : the fugitive driver has been identified and was arrested. He will be presented to the magistrate by order of the Diekirch prosecutor on Sunday afternoon.

Photo: Grand Ducal Police.

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