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First fatal traffic accident in 2007

A man in his thirties died in a traffic accident in northeast Iceland close to midnight on Saturday night. It was the first fatal traffic accident in Iceland this year.

The road was very icy and the man is believed to have lost control of his vehicle, run off the road and overturned it. He was alone in his car. RÚV reports.

A motorist notified the police of the accident, but the driver of the overturned car had already died when the emergency services arrived at the scene. He is believed to have died immediately.

Last year 28 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in Iceland.

A story on two fatal accident free months was run on yesterday, after the accident on Saturday night, but before the local media had reported on it.

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