Two people died and two other were injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger car in Tohmajärvi in Northern Karelia on Wednesday.
The victims were Russian tourists who were on their way home from a vacation. The two dead were a woman, born in the 1950s, sitting in the front passenger seat and her daughter, born in 1974, sitting in the back seat behind her mother. The mother was killed immediately at the scene, but the daughter died later in hospital.
The crash happened at around 12:30 pm on Highway 6 at the Onkamo junction.
The passenger car belonging to the Russian family was driving behind a station wagon travelling southward. After the station wagon had got past the crossing, the passenger car turned left towards Tohmajärvi.
A truck coming from the south collided with the right side of the passenger car.
The husband of the older victim was driving the car, while their 9-year-old granddaughter was sitting behind him in the back seat. According to the police, the child and the grandfather suffered only minor injuries.
They were taken to the North Karelia Central Hospital in Joensuu.
The truck driver was slightly injured, but did not require hospital treatment.
The police say that the crash was not alcohol-related. The incident is being investigated as a case of involuntary manslaughter.