The failure to find a white Fiat Uno that may have been in the tunnel the night Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash was a drag ‘disappointment’, investigators said. long for the French investigation into her death.
iana was 36 years old when she was killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, and her death has continued to attract conspiracy theories for decades.
French Brigade detectives in 1997 Criminelle told a Channel 4 documentary, Investigating Diana: Death in Paris, that the driver may have helped try to explain the movement of the black Mercedes she is going.
Martine Monteil, head of the Criminelle Brigade, said: “The whole world has struggled to accept that the Princess of Wales died in a mundane accident.”
She added: “I am disappointed in the Fiat Uno because I like a good business.
“Sure, it’s out there. Unfortunately, we don’t have it.
“But you know the driver of the Fiat Uno, he’s not the real culprit.
“He was driving quietly and then a Mercedes came at high speed and hit him. Responsibility remains with the Mercedes. “
The black Mercedes in which Diana and her partner Dodi Al Fayed were traveling was pursued by the paparazzi after they left the Ritz hotel in Paris.
It crashed in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel.
Mr. Fayed, 41, son of Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed, and driver Henri Paul died.
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Bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived.
A couple at the scene saw a white Fiat Uno come out of the tunnel with a driver focused on his mirror, investigators said.
The couple described a short-haired, brown-skinned man and a muzzled dog in the car.
Traces of white paint were found on the black car and its tail lights were broken.
Fabrice Cuvillier, of the Criminelle Brigade, said the Fiat Uno exists, telling the program: “It’s not an illusion. It’s not something we threw out to create a diversion. It does exist.
“We couldn’t find this Fiat.
“But I wouldn’t be honest if I looked you in the eye and said ‘we didn’t let the Fiat Uno pass’.
“I don’t think so, but I’m not 100% sure.”
Eric Gigou, of the Criminelle Brigade, said “we have done everything we can to understand what happened” and more than 1,000 people have been interviewed during the French authorities’ investigation.
“In my mind, the only door left open is the testimony of the driver of the Fiat Uno,” he told the documentary.
Diana’s death has been the subject of many conspiracy theories, from Dodi’s father claiming that the couple were murdered in a plot hatched by MI6 at the behest of the Duke of Edinburgh, to suggesting Diana Pregnant.
Other theories focus on the lack of CCTV footage from the tunnel and the mysterious white Fiat Uno, which is said to have come into contact with the Mercedes, but has never been traced.
Ten years after the crash, a £4.5 million investigation found that the princess had been unlawfully killed because driver Henri Paul was drunk and driving too fast, the car was chased by photographers and Diana and Dodi might have survived if they had. seatbelt.
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