Autoroute was closed for the investigation until 08:45 Tuesday
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A driver on the A1 autoroute, at the Villars-Ste-Croix interchange between Morges and Lausanne, lost control of his car at 00:45 Tuesday 28 August, for reasons that are unclear. Shortly after, another car hit the first one, and the driver of the first car, a Mercedes-Benz C 220 with Zurich plates, was killed. Vaud police say formal identification of the man is underway.
The first car veered gradually from its lane to the right and onto the emergency strip, then hit the grassy bank and continued to bounce back and forth between the bank and the emergency lane before veering to the left and straddling the right-hand lane and the emergency band. At that point the other driver, unable to avoid the car, hit its left side.
The driver of the second car, a 48-year-old man from the Vevey area, was sustained light injuries and he was taken to the Chuv university hospitals for treatment.
Police are asking anyone who may have noticed the behaviour of the driver of the first car or who witnessed the accident to contact them by telephone at +41 21 644 4444, or to go to the nearest police station.