In connection with a major accident before Christmas, close to Aachen checks by the police, whether an illegal car a role race has played. According to previous testimonies, there is no conclusive evidence, said a police spokesman. There are other interviews were.

The police will respond to allegations in the social networks, the accident with five dead in Stolberg went a illegal race ahead, the spokesman said. It will try to identify the sender of the corresponding entries, and to question him as a witness.

A 20-year-old drivers to be just before Christmas to be in Stolberg clearly too fast on the road and the devastating accident by an evasive maneuver in front of a camera. The young man made to investigators, according to a swerve to the opposite lane to avoid the contact for the radar equipment in the roadway.

The car in the accident driver collided head-on with the car of a family that came up immediately in flames. In the vehicle, a 44-year-old mother and her 16 and 17-year-old children ran.

In the vehicle of the accident driver died, a 21-year-old woman, two days later, a 22-year-old passenger succumbed to his injuries. The driver and a 20-year-old Mitfahrerin survived seriously injured. Against the driver is determined on suspicion of negligent homicide.

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