The Southeastern Police District announced on Twitter that a car had crashed into a mountain wall near the Mælefjell tunnel in Seljord.
Police said a body was recovered from the vehicle around 9.40pm.
– We can confirm that someone is dead. இல்லைystein Eikedalen, operations manager for TV2, says:
When emergency services arrived at the scene, the vehicle was on fire.
– The fire was extinguished, but the vehicle could not yet be inspected due to the heat, Eikedalen says.
The accident team from the Criminal Technicians and Norwegian Public Roads Administration will carry out investigations on the spot.
The tunnel is located at E134, which is very busy according to the operations manager.
The accident happened a few hundred meters west of the tunnel, and both the road and the tunnel will be closed as a result of the accident. The detour is marked.
– The fire brigade arrived and activated the efforts, Joachim Rakwak said before 9.30pm on the 110 Exchange.
# Celljord 20:57 At the entrance to the Mælefjell tunnel, a vehicle catches fire. The car collided with a rock wall. The road will be closed. Emergency services are out. Updated.
– Southeast Police District (politietsorost) May 9, 2022
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