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People Smuggler Fleeing from Police Killed in Accident

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.09.

An alleged people smuggler was hit by a car and died on the M6 motorway in western Hungary as he tried to flee police officers on Monday night, local police reported.

The man, who has yet to be identified, was transporting 5 Syrian nationals without travel documents in his car. Seeing police officers signalling to stop, he jumped out of his car and climbed across the steel fence between the lanes, but a car coming from the opposite direction hit him, the police said on its website.

The man was driving a car with Hungarian plates. The accident happened in the Besnyő area.

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