Merzenich (dpa / lnw) – In a serious traffic accident on Highway 4 near Merzenich (district of Düren) a motorist was fatally injured on Monday morning. Probably because of his high speed, his car had strayed off the road and hit a concrete bulkhead, the police said. Then the car was thrown further and only came to a standstill on the crash barrier on the other side. The driver died at the scene of the accident. According to the police, the motorway between Merzenich and Elsdorf should remain closed in the direction of Aachen until at least 8 a.m.