Fatal crash on the B3 in Upwindon: Police are looking for the Audi driver

After a tragic hit-and-run accident, the police are appealing for information: a dark car hit a pedestrian on the B3 in the municipality of Luftenberg an der Donna (district of Berg) on ​​Sunday around 2:30 p.m. Abwinden, 86, from St. Georg an der Gusen, wanted to cross the federal road not far from the Danube power plant, with her husband of the same age. 70 km per hour there. Suddenly a car came from the right – according to preliminary investigation results, it was probably an Audi A5 – and hit the pensioner who was walking about a meter in front of her husband.

The force of the impact pushed the woman to the opposite side of the street, where she lay in the area of ​​the “Im Fall” intersection. Witnesses and neighbors rushed to help and tried to revive the 86-year-old. But no help came to the woman too late and she succumbed to her injuries on the spot. The Red Cross Crisis Intervention Team took care of the deceased's husband.

Image: ww.fotokerschi.at | Kerschbaummayr


A car hit the woman at this intersection.
Image: ww.fotokerschi.at | Kerschbaummayr

The driver of the car that caused the accident drove in the direction of Linz without stopping. Police are looking for the driver of the dark Audi A5. The car may have been damaged in the front right bumper area. Parts of the bumper and headlight left at the scene of the accident have been seized and are now undergoing criminal investigation to gain more information about the getaway vehicle.

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Witnesses who can provide information about the getaway vehicle or parts of the license plate are asked to contact the St. Georg an der Gussen Police Station on 059133/4327-100.

Localization: The accident happened not far from the Abwinden Danube power plant in the municipality of Lufthansa an der Donau.

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