Nicosia police are trying to determine who was behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed on Saturday morning in Kaimakli, killing the front seat passenger.
According to police, a 23-year-old male, described as Bulgarian national Panayot Panov, was killed in a car accident on Saturday morning in Kaimakli, a suburb in east Nicosia.
Panov was in a vehicle as a front seat passenger early Saturday morning around 4:15am, when the car veered off the road under circumstances still pending investigation and struck a metal utility pole.
Sources told Knews that police investigators believed the 19-year-old might have been driving the vehicle at the time of the accident
Reports said the Bulgarian man was fatally wounded in the crash and rushed to the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.
An official report said another male, aged 19, was also found in the back seat of the vehicle and was injured in the collision.
The young man was rushed to the ER while police were calling on members of the public to contact authorities if they had any information regarding the incident.
Sources told Knews that police investigators believed the 19-year-old, whose nationality was not specified, might have been the driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident.
There were no reports of another vehicle being involved in the incident.