One person killed after Fenerbahçe supporters’ bus crashes
One person was killed and several others were injured when a bus coming from a Turkish Super League game involving Fenerbahçe hit a truck that was illegally parked on the roadside in the Aegean region of Balıkesir on April 10, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The bus was carrying supporters of the Fenerbahçe football team who had gone to watch the team in action against Akhisar Belediyespor when it crashed into a truck holding marble blocks on the roadside in Balıkesir’s Edremit district at 4 a.m.
The front end of the bus was damaged due to the effect of the crash, resulting in the death of Türker Öztuğ, who was sitting at the front of the vehicle.
Öztuğ, 39, was married with one child.
Eighteen people, including the bus driver, were wounded and taken to hospital. Three of them were reportedly critical condition.
Gendarmerie and police inspected the scene, while police closed all lanes of traffic except one.
The driver of the truck who had parked illegally reportedly went missing after the accident, but police identified the individual as M.Ü. based on documentation found in the truck.
Police have launched a search to apprehend the truck driver.