3 killed in road mishap in Leppävirta

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3 killed in road mishap in Leppävirta

Three people were killed and another was injured in a road accident at Leppävirta, a municipality in North Savo region early Saturday night, police said.

The accident took place at about 12:20 a.m. when a van collided head on with a private car coming from opposite direction on Vehmersalmentie road, about 1.5 kilometers away from Konnuslahti area.

Driver of the van, who was alone onboard, and two passengers of the car were killed while another passenger of the car was injured critically in the accident.

After the preliminary investigation, police suspected that the van was coming from the wrong direction resulting the head-on collision.

Both the vehicles were badly damaged and one of them caught fire after the accident.

The police, however, did not divulge detail identities of the deceased and the injured person but said that all of the victims were adult.

Police and the Accident Investigation Board are investigating into the accident to find out detail about the reason behind the accident.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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