Collision Millas: the driver of the indictment for “manslaughter”
Reconstruction of the collision between a school bus and a regional train in Millas, in the Pyrénées-Orientales, on December 19th, 2017
The driver of the school bus collided on December 14 with a train in Millas (Pyrénées-Orientales), killing six college students, was indicted for homicide and unintentional injuries, it was reported Wednesday at the prosecutor’s office.
This forty-year-old, mother of a family, was “placed under judicial control including the prohibition of driving,” said the prosecutor of the Republic of Marseille, Xavier Tarabeux.
She was heard at the Courthouse of Perpignan by two magistrates instructors of the cluster collective accidents of Marseille, competent for this type of disaster.
Injured during the accident, the driver maintained her claims that the gates of the crossing were up, said his lawyer Jean Codognès, after his indictment.
But the “material findings” go “rather in the direction of a closed barrier,” said Tuesday the prosecutor of Marseille. The driver of the TER also ensures that the gates were closed.
At 16:03, on December 14th, the school bus, with 23 schoolboys on board, had been hit at a level crossing in Millas by a TER that was traveling at 75 km / h, for an authorized speed of 100 km / h. .