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Young mother was burned to death after collision, autopsy shows

ΝΕΟ ΘΑΝΑΤΗΦΟΡΟ ΤΡΟΧΑΙΟ ΜΕ ΘΥΜΑ 32ΧΡΟΝΗ

Road victim Elena Kyriakou was burned to death after she was trapped in her car following a traffic collision, police said on Monday after a post-mortem was carried out on the young mother of one from Livadia.

Kyriakou, 32, was killed a little after midnight on Sunday after the car she was driving on the Tersephanou road towards the old Larnaca-Limassol road crashed into a tree and then came to a halt in a nearby field, head of Larnaca traffic police Harris Hadjiyiasemi said.

He said the post-mortem was carried out by state forensic pathologists Angeliki Papetta and Orthodoxos Orthodoxou.

“As a result of the collision, the driver was trapped in her car, where a fire broke out. The car was completely destroyed by the fire. Police and fire fighters went to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire, and free the 32-year-old from the car,” he said.

She was taken to Larnaca General Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

Larnaca traffic police are investigating the collision.

 

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