Van Crashes Into Bus Stop in Marseille, Killing 1

Van Crashes Into Bus Stop in Marseille, Killing 1

The driver has been arrested and is being treated for psychological issues.

By Katelyn Newman , Digital Producer, Staff Writer Aug. 21, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.

Van Crashes Into Bus Stop in Marseille, Killing 1

Police officers inspect a bus stop in La Valentine district after a van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille Monday Aug.21, 2017. (AP/Claude Paris)

Police officers inspect a bus stop in La Valentine district after a van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille Monday. (CLAUDE PARIS/AP)

At least one person was killed and one injured after a van rammed into two bus stops in the southern French city of Marseille Monday, local authorities announced.

The driver, from the Grenoble region in eastern France, first struck a bus stop at Croix Rouge in the 13th district at about 9:15 a.m. local time, injuring one person. Continuing to drive three miles down the road, he struck a second bus stop at Valentine in the 11th district at about 10:00 a.m., killing one woman.

The 35-year-old suspect, whose identity has not yet been released but who is known to local authorities, was detained in the Old Port area of Marseille. French prosecutors saythey are not investigating the incident as terrorism, and local media report that the suspect, who has a criminal record. is being treated for psychological problems after a letter was discovered on him that mentioned a psychiatric clinic.

The incidents occurred four days after back-to-back van attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, which killed 14 people.