Parts of second car found at Diana crash scene, police source says
By JOSEPH SCHUMAN, Associated Press Writer, PARIS (AP)

Authorities investigating the crash that killed Princess Diana are examining parts of a second car that were found at the scene of the accident, a police source said today.

Pieces of a tail light and traces of paint that do not match the Mercedes that carried Diana were found at the scene and are being tested in a police laboratory, the source said on condition of anonymity. Investigators are examining the possibility that a second car was involved in the Aug. 31 accident in a Paris tunnel that took the life of Diana, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul, the source said.

Scientists working with the respected Criminal Brigade of the national police have determined that the pieces of the tail light belonged to a Fiat car, but have not determined the year or model, the source said.

Pieces of the Mercedesí right headlight were found in the same place as the pieces of the Fiat tail light, several dozen yards behind where the Mercedes struck a pillar in the tunnel, a judicial source said, also speaking on anonymity.

Traces of paint not used in Mercedes cars also were found on a side-view mirror of the Mercedes, the police source said.

The investigation thus far has focused on the speed the Mercedes was traveling, Paulís drunken state and the role played by photographers who were pursuing the Mercedes once it left Parisí Ritz Hotel. Blood tests show Paul was legally drunk at the time of the crash and had Prozac, an antidepressant, in his system.

A photographer under investigation in the crash, Serge Arnal, was driving a Fiat on the night of the accident, but investigators already have examined his car and found it did not come in contact with the Mercedes.

Police are eager to question bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, the lone survivor of the crash, who remains hospitalized. He has regained consciousness and is able to communicate, doctors say.




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