Mother of five killed in head-on collision with truck loaded with salmon

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Editorial Staff

There is no suspicion of drug or alcohol influence in this case.

A tragic incident unfolded in Nordreisa, Norway, on Monday afternoon, claiming the life of a 57-year-old woman.

The Troms Police District swiftly apprehended and formally charged the driver of the semi-truck involved, citing § 281 of the Penal Code, which pertains to the negligent causing of death, as detailed in a police press release issued on Tuesday.

In response to the situation, authorities have taken possession of the driver’s license and both vehicles. Notably, there is no suspicion of drug or alcohol influence in this case.

Initial investigations indicate that the trailer section of the semi-truck encroached into the oncoming lane, resulting in the fateful collision.

Weather conditions at the time of the accident were adverse, compounded by strong wind gusts that exacerbated the already perilous icy road conditions. Stig Rasmussen, the police on-site leader, characterized the circumstances as extremely challenging.

Law enforcement concluded their inquiry at the accident scene shortly after 8:00 PM. Both vehicles involved in the collision have been secured and are slated for examination by the Accident Investigation Group from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

The deceased woman leaves behind her husband and five children, according to a report by Framtid i Nord.

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