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Police look for witnesses to fatal crash

The scene of Saturday's crash


Police are looking for eye witnesses to help shed light on Saturday’s fatal road accident that killed three men.

According to Limassol police spokesman, Ioannis Soteriades, both the driver and the passenger of one of the two pick-up trucks involved in the crash deny having run a red light which lead to the accident, so investigators are relying on finding a witness.

The 25-year-old driver crashed head on with the second pick-up on Saturday in the Polemidhia area of Limassol. All three men in the second truck were killed.

“The vehicle of the 25-year old was registered as immobilised since 2013, did not have the MOT test of vehicle safety and was not insured,” Soteriades said.

Moreover, a breathalyser test on him gave a reading of 33mg, 11mg over the maximum allowed by law.

He was remanded by the court on Sunday for five days.

The crash killed Andreas Yiasemi and Demetris Savva, both 32, as well as Panayiotis Stefanou, 23.

Limassol police said the crash had been most violent and that at least one of the two vehicles had been driven at high speed, while one of the two had run a red light.

Following the crash, the victims’ car went on to hit a traffic-light pole.

The three men had to be removed from the car by the Fire Service.

They were rushed to the Limassol general hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

Traffic police said none of them wore a seat belt.

The two men riding in the second pick-up truck were lightly injured.


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