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Newsline: Venezuelan diplomat’s car involved in fatal crash in Colombia

Colombian officials say a luxury car belonging to Venezuela’s embassy was involved in a crash that killed one pedestrian and left eight other people injured. Police say the driver of the BMW with diplomatic plates allegedly was drunk at the time of the accident. The car was speeding on a major avenue in Bogota when it hit a pedestrian and two idle taxis. Col. Manuel Silva, the head of Bogota’s traffic police, told The Associated Press that an embassy official appeared to have loaned the car to a family member. Venezuelan officials told authorities that neither the driver nor three passengers in the car worked for the embassy. The driver was taken into police custody and hospitalized.