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10 July, 2020
 
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Police release driver in Limassol deadly rollover

No basis to detain man who remained at the scene where father of two suffered a fatal brain injury

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The driver of the car that was involved in the deadly rollover crash in Limassol, which killed a father of two, was released from police custody on Tuesday.

The accident took place on the Platres-Limassol road on Monday early morning, when 38-year-old Zacharias Evripidou from Limassol was killed following a collision with another vehicle.

His death was caused by a traumatic brain injury, according to state forensic pathologist Eleni Antoniou, which was the direct result of a car accident.

Evripidou was said to be going over the limit and not wearing a seat belt, when at one moment the side mirror of his vehicle slammed into the side of an oncoming vehicle, causing his car to swivel, then struck a barrier, and roll over in the middle of the road.

Evripidou died moments later on the asphalt, in front of the eyes of his two children who were wearing seat belts and survived the crash

The father of two died moments later on the asphalt, in front of the eyes of his two children who were wearing seat belts and survived the crash.

The 34-year-old driver of the other vehicle, who remained at the scene of the accident, was tested for substances and a Breathalyzer had shown zero alcohol in his bloodstream.

He was placed under arrest pending further investigation but police released him on Tuesday based on having no basis to remand him into custody.

Another pickup truck was spotted in the area, with the driver reportedly stopping at the scene and offering help. Police were asking the public with any information about the third vehicle to call Limassol traffic police at 25.805.252, dial 1460 Citizen hotline, or contact the nearest police station.

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