An 18-year-old young man appeared before the Avignon Criminal Court to explain himself about a fatal accident, which occurred in Vaucluse in December 2017. The Dauphiné Libéré.
A 16-year-old minor had died, an 18-year-old was seriously injured and helicoptered to hospital. The defendant, also 18, had been slightly injured. He had been indicted for aggravated manslaughter.
In court, he assured that he did not occur at the wheel at the time of the accident and that it is his injured friend who was driving. The latter, however, assures the contrary. They do not have a driving license.
The prosecution requested five years in prison, including 18 months suspended sentence and committal. She recalled that about a month earlier, the defendant had been involved in a similar case and had fled, leaving injured passengers at the scene. He had not been condemned because an alteration of discernment had been retained. The court reserved its decision until October 11.