Sandersleben (dpa/sa) - A 22-year-old driver died in an unsuccessful overtaking maneuver in the Salzland district. The accident happened on Monday afternoon on the L152 between the towns of Sandersleben and Alsleben, the police said. The man lost control when overtaking several vehicles in a slight left turn. The car skidded, rolled over several times and came to a stop in an adjacent field.
The driver from Bernburg was thrown out of the vehicle, it was said. He suffered fatal injuries. The L152 was closed in both directions for six and a half hours after the accident.