In a serious accident near Zlatograd last night before midnight, a man died on the spot. The tragedy happened around 11:40 p.m. on the road between Zlatograd and Madan, at the turnoff to the village of Erma Reka.
Rusi Petelev, 48, was driving his Opel Astra while another man was in the car. The driver loses control of the car, the car goes off the road and crashes into a tree on the side of the road. The driver died instantly, and his companion escaped unharmed, being examined at the hospital.
“A ridiculous incident, we are waiting for the coroner for an autopsy to find out the cause of death,” said senior commissioner Nikolay Dimov, director of the Smolyan Ministry of Internal Affairs. It remains to be seen whether it was due to the speed of the car and whether alcohol was in the driver’s blood. The tragedy shook the region.