A small town in northern France was shocked by violence today after a husband and wife died on the tracks of their high speed train today. Émilie Hallouin and Guillaume Grémy are both dead, after Grémy tied his wife to the train tracks with duct tape. He then waited until the train was coming and jumped on the tracks himself in this grotesque murder-suicide.
The 200mph train was going so fast that it went two more miles before it was able to come to a full stop after hitting the couple.
Both of them met grotesque end on the tracks.
The Daily Mail reports:
A husband killed his wife by tying her to rail tracks with duct tape then leaping in front of a 200mph express train that killed them both instantly, French police say.
The French TGV train was going so fast that it took more than two miles to stop after hitting Émilie Hallouin and Guillaume Grémy in Beauvilliers, northern France, at about 4.30am on Monday.
Police said the 34-year-old Hallouin’s wrists and ankles had been bound to the tracks with strong polythene tape and her body had been severed into pieces by the train.
Grémy, 37 had not been tied to the tracks, but his body was found scattered along several hundred yards of track, officials said.
The couple had been separated at the time of the incident. They had four children together.
A Beauvilliers police spokesman said: ‘The 34-year-old woman had been fixed to the tracks with strong adhesive tape before her death, whilst the man’s body had not.
‘It was the act of a man who it has emerged had been suffering from serious and long-term depression.
‘We have since learned they separated three years ago, and the man was desperate to reunite with his wife, which she did not want.’
Grémy had been on sick leave from his job as a mechanic for depression in the days before the deaths, according to L’Echo Republicain.
Hallouin, a secretary, died on her 34th birthday.
Police said they found a car parked near the scene of the tragedy, which allowed them to quickly identify the victims.
Post mortem examinations would be carried out within several days as part of the inquiry in the deaths, police added.