Road tragedy in Córdoba: serious charges for the driver of the car that broke down

Hospitalized with a reserved prognosis and charged with serious criminal charges remains the driver of the Peugeot 408 that, in the early hours of Friday, rushed off the dangerous curve of the Bypass Juárez Celman and Avenida de Circunvalación, in Córdoba. There were three deaths. There are two other survivors.

Agustín César Correa, 20 years old and domiciled in Villa Esquiú, is accused of repeated culpable homicide and aggravated by the use of a motor vehicle and by the plurality of victims; in addition to the crime of aggravated culpable injuries.

This was ordered by the prosecutor Marcelo Fenol, who also ordered various expert opinions. For example, breathalyzer tests.

The six young people (the cabin has room for five) were returning from a party, as suspected. They returned to their homes in Córdoba Capital.

The fatal victims were: Eliana Natalí Benítez (20), from the Residencial América neighborhood; Candela Martínez Bonaldi (21), who lived in Parque Liceo 3rd Section; and Kevin Jacob (16), a native of the province of Mendoza. This teenager was a cousin of the driver of the 408:

In addition to Agustín Correa, the other survivors were: Franco Martínez (18), from the San Jorge neighborhood; and Fiorella Daniele (19), from the Lomas de San Martín neighborhood.

New Years tragedy

The accident occurred around 9 o’clock, at the intersection of the Juárez Celman bypass and the south arch of the Circunvalación avenue, a ring that for 20 years has been the scene of very serious skidding involving all kinds of vehicles, both trucks and buses, cars and trucks.

A Peugeot 408, with three women and three men on board, traveling in a north-south direction ended up breaking down. They were returning to their homes in the northeast of the Capital.

Although the Judicial Police expert reports are in full swing, it is presumed that the vehicle was circulating at very high speed.

The driver did not manage to turn around the curve, the car “cut” the guardrail, kept going and stumbled down a 30-meter slope.

At that time, visibility and weather conditions were optimal.

The 408 was unrecognizable. Mechanical parts were scattered.

“The cause of the tragedy is under investigation. Anyway, it is clear that they were coming very hard from the way they collided and ‘flew’ down the slope. What happened is tremendous. And it is not less than six people have gone in a cabin with capacity for five “, they remarked from the heart of the investigation.

Some neighbors, in the middle of the disaster, approached to try to collaborate and rescue the injured. A few minutes later, police mobiles arrived and then the special rescue bodies. “There was a terrible explosion and then more noise and noise. It was awful, ”said a neighbor.

Since its construction and installation, this curve has been the scene of numerous criticisms for its design.

Although the area is marked and drivers are alerted (with signs and painted signs) to slow down when entering the ring, skidding has been repeated constantly over time.

The high speed ends up causing many drivers to fail to turn well in the curve, hit the guardrail and end up clipping.

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