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Woman dies in traffic accident in south Iceland

A woman in her forties and a mother of five lost her life in a traffic accident on Sudurlandsvegur yesterday, between Hveragerdi and Selfoss. Since 1972, 55 people have died in traffic accidents on Sudurlandsvegur.

The woman’s jeep collided with a truck that was coming from the opposite direction. The driver of the truck was brought to the hospital but is not seriously injured. Fréttabladid reports.

Sudurlandsvegur was closed for nearly four hours after the accident occurred at noon. Police are investigating the case and are looking for witnesses.

“This is one of the saddest accidents we have seen on Sudurlandsvegur,” Oddur Árnason, chief of police at Selfoss, told Fréttabladid.

“There is heavy traffic on Sudurlandsvegur and therefore it is very important, and it has often been emphasized, that opposite lanes are separated as soon as possible.

Authorities are planning to separate the lanes that are coming from different directions on Sudurlandsvegur and to double its width between Reykjavík and Selfoss.

Click here to read more about Sudurlandsvegur.

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