Fire department divers in Rælingen, Akershus County, have located the bodies of two people involved in a car crash at the bottom of Nitelva, early Wednesday morning.
In an accident believed to have occurred at extremely high speed, police say the car had rebounded off the crash barrier.
The vehicle, which Aftenposten reports flew 70 to 90 metres through the air, was then thrown down the slope on the other side of the roundabout, over the fence to the pedestrian crossing below, before landing 15 metres out into the river. Wreckage was strewn over a wide area.
Both the so-far unnamed individuals were still inside the completely wrecked vehicle, which had been travelling towards Lillestrøm and exited the Rælings tunnel prior to the crash.
Officer Knut Hammer told local paper Romerikes blad, “They have not yet been identified. Therefore, no next of kin have been notified of the accident.”
Police drove to the scene after being contacted by nearby Thon Hotel Arena guests at approximately 02:45, who said they were awakened by the noise of the vehicle after it came out of the tunnel.
Whilst there were no witnesses to the actual crash, officers were told people saw waves in the river after the car had hit the water.
“We don’t know how many people were sitting inside the car when the accident happened, neither is there anyone who saw the vehicle actually coming off the road. We consequently still have fire department divers in the water in case it turns out that several [more] were in the car. Visibility in the water is also very poor,” said officer Hammer.
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