The road was slippery after a storm that hit Santerre around 6:30 a.m. This was probably one of the reasons that caused a dramatic accident that cost the life of Antoine Lenoir, a young man of 19, a resident of Péronne, originally from Roye where he worked, shortly after 8:30 a.m. He was traveling in a Modus, heading for Roye, when he lost control of his Renault in the chicane passing under the bridge of the old line railway, between Fresnes-Mazancourt and Marchelepot.
The car went into a tailspin when a heavy truck approached it, hitting it head-on, and sending it crashing into the brick wall of the bridge wall.
The victim, in cardio-respiratory arrest, was rushed out by a motorist who arrived shortly after and who began to provide cardiac massage while waiting for the arrival of the firefighters and the Péronne SMUR. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the victim was pronounced dead an hour later. The helicopter from the CHU of Amiens, which came as reinforcement, left empty.
During the time of the rescue operations, traffic was completely cut off in both directions and a diversion was set up by the RD35 and RD45.
The mayor of Marchelepot-Misery, Didier Potel, came to help the gendarmes in setting up this diversion. He explains that he has experienced nine accidents there since he was elected in 2001, the latest, involving school transport, having occurred a year ago almost to the day. A year earlier, it was a tractor that had lost its load.
The driver of the truck was not injured, but was badly shocked, as were some motorists who witnessed the accident, who were also taken care of by firefighters.
Antoine Lenoir was a bartender in Roye, but his great passion was music. Musician and singer, he had participated last weekend in the musicals of the Voie-Verte in Tincourt-Boucly, and Tuesday evening at the music festival in Croix-Moligneaux with his new group, Rock’n’Five. He was to be in concert on Sunday July 2 in Guyencourt-Saulcourt on the occasion of the flowery village festival. He had participated last summer in Nagui’s show, “N’oublie pas les mots”, and he had recorded a new show, which was to be broadcast on July 8.
As soon as his death was announced, tributes multiplied on social networks where the young man was very active. Contacted, the mayor of Roye, Pascal Delnef is flabbergasted. ”
I am very saddened to hear this news. I had him as a student when I was a teacher. He had left to make a formidable career in song
“, sighs the mayor. ”
His family is well known in Roye. His parents are very good people and his grandmother worked for a long time in the town hall, in the civil registry. I am devastated for them.