Dramatic accident Thursday evening, around 9 pm, between the Sirmione and Desenzano toll booths of the A4 motorway, towards Milan.
A 68-year-old from Brescia died instantly after crashing his Volkswagen Golf into a truck stopped in a lay-by on the side of the emergency lane. The car literally slipped under the truck trailer and the passenger compartment was mowed down: there was nothing for the 68-year-old to do, despite the prompt intervention of ambulances and firefighters.
The causes of the accident have yet to be clarified. It may have been caused by a distraction or, more likely, by a sudden fall asleep. The personal details of the victim will be disclosed within the day.