Armenian Olympian involved in fatal road accident in Yerevan

April 13, 2021 – 13:04 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – World record holder and Olympic vice-champion in weightlifting Simon Martirosyan was part of a fatal road accident near the center of , on Monday, April 12 evening.

Martirosyan, who was driving a Mercedes CL Class 550, hit a man crossing the street in the wrong place, reports.

The driver did not flee the scene, but called an ambulance instead and helped the paramedics to transport the victim to a medical facility. The man, however, died on the way to the hospital.

The police who arrived at the scene determined that Martirosyan was sober. A criminal case has been opened.

Martirosyan returned from Moscow on Monday, after competing in the 2021 European Weightlifting Championships and winning a small gold medal. He is an Olympian, two time World Champion, and two time European Champion.

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