An American tourist was killed and three others injured after a crash at a French tourist resort.
Key points:The Frenchman’s body was found in the river near a waterfall at La Drouot on Monday, French police saidThe accident happened at La Trencher resort near the Swiss-Swiss border, which is located about 30km south-east of ParisThe injured man was identified as a 32-year-old French tourist and police said he was from New ZealandThe man’s body has not been found.
French police said the Frenchman was found at La Gros de la Croix-de-Fonds in the Drouots River, a popular spot for tourists.
The French foreign ministry said it was aware of the death and that French authorities were treating the incident as a “sad and tragic accident”.
“This was a tragic accident involving a foreign national,” it said.
“It is our condolences for the families and friends of the deceased.”
Police said the driver of a car which crashed into the victim’s vehicle was believed to be French.
Police said they were looking for two suspects.
“They are wanted for questioning on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and causing injury,” the communiqué said.
French media said a search of the car was continuing and that the driver was believed dead.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the accident.
The incident happened near the waterfall at the La Douot resort, a French resort popular with tourists.
“We have been informed that a foreign citizen, who was a resident of New Zealand, has died and three of his colleagues were injured,” the French communiquet said.
The accident is the latest in a string of accidents at French resorts.
In October, a man died after being crushed by a car on the Riviera.
The tourist was hit by a bus travelling in the same direction, and was later found dead.
In September, a 22-year old man died when he crashed his car on a French beach in a popular tourist area.