A 13-year-old girl died in a car accident near Celle on Friday evening. The driver fled, leaving the car at the scene of the accident.

After the accidental death of a 13-year-old girl in Hambühren near Celle, an allegedly involved driver turned himself in on Monday night. The 30-year-old had been arrested for the time being, said a police spokeswoman. “The man has not yet commented on the incident,” she continued.

Investigators had been looking for the fugitive since Friday. That evening, a 41-year-old had turned his car onto federal highway 214 when there was a collision with the 30-year-old’s car. The 13-year-old daughter of the 41-year-old driver died. She died at the scene of the accident. He himself, his 44-year-old passenger and a 15-year-old were seriously injured in the accident.

The 30-year-old driver of the other car fled. But he left his car with a Celle license plate number behind. The arrested person is said to be the owner of the car. The police spokeswoman confirmed that it was a man from the Hambühren community. This was previously reported by the “Cellesche Zeitung”. Based on witness statements, investigators assume that there was also a passenger. How the accident happened is yet to be determined.