an investigation for “aggravated manslaughter” opened after the collision between a driver under the influence of alcohol and a young woman, 25, who died at the scene
The 38-year-old man who caused the collision on the D930 this Friday evening, May 20, was under the influence of alcohol. He is under investigation for aggravated manslaughter and was taken into custody when he was released from hospital last night.
A collision between two vehicles took place this Friday evening around 9 p.m. on the D930 (Bapaume-Cambrai) in the town of Beugny. It cost the life of Noémie Regnier, 25, an aspiring dog trainer, and her dog, a husky named Laiko.
Aged 38, the driver of the utility was sent to nearby emergencies at the CH de Cambrai. He will be placed in police custody as soon as his hospitalization is over.
The man is currently under investigation for “aggravated manslaughter“The authorities are now trying to clarify the required circumstances of the accident.
The tributes were quick to rain on social networks. Many Internet users who followed her work with the dogs or rubbed shoulders with her posted messages of support for the family. “She had lots of projects and above all a joy of living incredible.”, writes a friend and colleague on Facebook. Another regret to lose “one of those people who would have changed the world of canine education by his kindness and his involvement“.
Originally from Lebucquière, Noémie was finishing her studies to become a dog trainer. The young woman had notably co-created a walking group called Bapaume Balades Canines to satisfy dog walkers in and around the town. It has more than 750 people.
This is not the first accident of its kind on the Bapaume-Cambrai axis. Last October, two cars collided, just days after the start of work to renovate the road. The victims had to be extricated.
At the beginning of May, four people lost their lives in another frontal impact on the A1 motorway near Izel-lès-Equerchins. A few days later, it was the turn of a motorhome to collide with a car in the wrong direction on the A16 motorway between Berck and Le Touquet.
Since the resumption of activities following the various health measures, road accidents have increased compared to 2021. In April 2022, a 29% increase was observed compared to the same month of the previous year.