Dutch women hit by car in Spain, one killed

Santiago shells on walking sticks sold to people making the pilgrimage to the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela
Santiago shells on walking sticks sold to people making the pilgrimage to the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela. (Photo: Santiago de Compostela/DepositPhotos)

Two Dutch women were hit by a car near the Spanish village of Fresno del Camino on Sunday morning. A 63-year-old woman from Utrecht died in hospital. Her 67-year-old friend is in critical condition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to NOS after reports in Spanish media.

The accident happened on the hiking route to the popular pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela. The two women were walking through the city of Leon. They were hit by the car at a tunnel near Fresno del Camino, according to the broadcaster.

The local police are investigating how the accident happened. According to Spanish media, the women were walking on the sidewalk. The driver of the car is a 19-year-old who only had their driver's license for a few months. According to local reports, the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

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