Black ice believed to have caused fatal accident in France involving 23 vehicles

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A tragic accident on France's A72 motorway this morning, which involved as many as 23 vehicles, has killed one person and seriously injured another three.

Black ice believed to have caused fatal accident in France involving 23 vehicles
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Reports in the French media state that the accident occurred around 6.10 am local time, and involved 9 trucks, 4 vans and other vehicles.

A 71-year-old man has died as result of the accident, with another 9 injured. Of those injured, 3 have suffered serious injuries.

More than 90 firefighters, 50 police officers and 12 ambulances arrived at the scene following the horrific accident.

According to France’s motorway operator, Vinci Autoroutes, the accident was most likely caused by black ice.

The road had to be closed in both directions between junctions 7 and 8. It is expected to remain closed until at least the end of this afternoon, according to the local roads authority.

Due to the closure, those travelling in the direction of Roanne/Saint-Etienne must take exit number 7, named “Montbrison”.

Motorists trying to reach Saint-Etienne from Clermont-Ferrand should take the alternative motorway route via Lyon. When heading towards Clermont-Ferrand, exit number 8 “Andrezieux-Bouthéon” should be taken.

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