*(Via Huffington Post) — A truck crashed into a crowd of Bastille Day celebrants in the French city of Nice Thursday night, killing at least 77 people and injuring dozens more, according to local officials and media.
Police shot and killed the truck driver, Reuters reported.
The driver’s motive was not immediately clear, but region president Cristian Estrosi said the truck was “loaded with arms and grenades,” according to The Associated Press.
Sylvie Toffin, local prefecture spokesman, told the AP that officials believe the crash was deliberate. “It was an attack,” she said, without elaborating.
Counterterrorism officials have taken over the investigation, HuffPost France reported.
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