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26 June, 2019
 
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Greek tourist dies in highway collision

Victims named, local driver in custody following car-motorbike fatal collision in Larnaca

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A 64-year-old Greek tourist was killed in a highway collision Sunday evening, while a 30-year-old car driver remains in a private hospital under arrest and in a state of shock.

Reports said a 54-year-old male was riding a motorbike along the Kofinou-Larnaca highway with a 64-year-old female passenger, when a car driven by a Cypriot woman slammed onto them from behind near the Alethriko exit.

The two riders, initially identified in the media as a married couple from Greece, were later named by authorities, as the deceased Emilia Repousi and her surviving husband Antonis Kopsis. The couple was on a short vacation to Cyprus.

Media reports said the motorbike riders were not wearing safety helmets, while the car driver had zero alcohol in her bloodstream according to a Breathalyzer test

Repousi was fatally wounded in the collision, with both riders being rushed to the Emergency Room at Larnaca General Hospital where the woman succumbed to her injuries.

The car driver, a local Greek Cypriot, reportedly stopped at the scene and called for help.

The victim’s husband sustained multiple injuries and was hospitalised as a precaution, while a police report said a Breathalyzer test showed zero alcohol consumption.

Police also said his health condition was critical but stable, while sources later said he has been informed - and is aware - of his wife's death.

Police told Knews the driver of the car was later arrested in order to facilitate the investigation. She was reportedly in a state of shock and asked to see a doctor, while an officer has been assigned to guard her during her hospitalisation at a private clinic.

Media reports said the motorbike riders were not wearing safety helmets, while the car driver had zero alcohol in her bloodstream according to a Breathalyzer test later administered by officers.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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