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They threw a sewer cover from a bridge and killed a truck driver

Five youths will appear in a Belgian court on Tuesday as part of a “homicide” investigation after they allegedly threw a manhole cover off a highway bridge, killing a Romanian truck driver, Namur's public prosecutor's office said today. On the night of last Friday to Saturday, on the E42 highway that connects Liège with Namur, the suspects threw the manhole cover, tied with a strap, from a bridge. The heavy plate pierced the windshield of a truck, killing the driver, a man of Romanian origin, on the spot. The driver's partner, who was next to him in the cab, managed to stop the vehicle without leaving the road. According to local media, the perpetrators had used nitrous oxide pills, the so-called “laughing gas” that has psychoactive effects. The prosecutor's office in Namur did not want to comment on this information. “Suspect statements (to the police) are ongoing,” a spokeswoman said. From the […]
Source: News Beast

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