Two Britons died in a crash in the south of France after their engine crashed into a car on the highway (photo on the file)

British man, 51 and woman, 60, are killed after their motorcycle collides with a car near a toll gate on the motorway in southern France

  • British motorcyclists died in a car crash when approaching the A20 toll gate in Cieurac
  • The 51-year-old driver and his 60-year-old female passenger died on the spot
  • There was heavy traffic at the time of the collision, on Sunday at 3.30 p.m.

Two Britons died in a crash in the south of France after their engine hit a highway on a car.

The 51-year-old driver and his 60-year-old female passenger died on the spot after the collision on the A20 motorway in the Cieurac region of Occitanie.

They would have approached the Cahors-Sud toll booths on Sunday around 3:30 pm when they were thrown onto a sidewalk due to the crash.

Two Britons died in a crash in the south of France after their engine crashed into a car on the highway (photo on the file)

Two Britons died in a crash in the south of France after their engine crashed into a car on the highway (photo on the file)

According to local media, there was heavy traffic on the 373 kilometer reading on the motorway from Toulouse to Paris in the Lot department at the time.

The French regional daily La Depeche reported that police and firefighters from nearby towns were quickly on site.

A doctor and a nurse from the city of Montcuq were also mentioned.

The two victims reportedly died on the spot.

The two people in the car involved in the collision were shocked and taken to the Cahors hospital for a check-up.

The causes of the accident are currently unclear and local authorities are investigating this.

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