A 69-year-old man died in a fatal car crash in Rumelange at around 11.30pm last night.

The accident took place on the Rue des Martyrs in this south-western Luxembourg town next to the French border.

The man lived just across the border in the French town of Ottange. Yesterday evening, he was headed to France when he apparently lost control of his car and drove it off the road.

The vehicle hit a tree and the 69-year-old died at the scene.

The SAMU urgent medical assistance service, as well as ambulances from Esch and Rumelange and the police from Esch, went to the accident scene.