Further information has been released regarding the tragic road accident in which one young female student of the International University of Monaco is confirmed to have died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The crash occurred at around 4:30 on the morning of Sunday, December 17, at the exit of the Millennium tunnel, near the Monaco cemetery and the Esso fuel station, with the car travelling in the direction of Cap d’Ail at the time.

Contacted by Monaco-Matin, Monaco’s Prosecutor General confirmed that five people were on board the Audi RS4, including the driver. The following statement reads: “The driver and the four passengers, all students at the International University of Monaco, were quickly taken care of by the emergency services.

“However, they noted the death of a passenger at the scene of the accident, and evacuated two others, whose vital prognosis was in jeopardy, to the Pasteur hospital in Nice; the driver was transferred there the same day and the last passenger remains hospitalised at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre.”

“The investigation continues under the authority of the general public prosecutor’s office in order in particular to determine the precise circumstances of the accident, the causes of which could be alcohol and excessive speed,” the Prosecutor General’s statement added.

This is the third fatal road accident in the Principality in 2023 alone, the first being the vehicular manslaughter of the rider of a scooter in January, and the second being the fatal tunnel crash which took the lives of three individuals in the Louis-II tunnel in July. The driver in each incident was heavily intoxicated behind the wheel.

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Featured image by Jack Brodie, a flower at the scene of the crash