A 66-year-old man was killed in an accident on Saturday night in Saint-Just-Malmont. As he was walking along the road, shortly after dark, the 60-year-old was run over by a tractor, between the villages of La Cotete and La Roche.
The alert was given shortly before 9 p.m. An important rescue device was dispatched to the scene of the accident, but the firefighters and doctors of Smur 43 could only note the death of the pedestrian, domiciled in the town.
The driver of the tractor, a 17-year-old young man, was examined by rescuers. In shock, he was taken to Firminy hospital. He was accompanied by another minor when the accident occurred.
The gendarmes also intervened to make the first findings. An investigation has been opened to determine the exact circumstances of the tragedy.