Attentat de Nice: le parcours meurtrier du camion reconstitué

La confusion s'est mêlée à l'horreur dans la nuit du 14 juillet à Nice. Vendredi, la police a enfin réussi à reconstituer précisément le parcours sanglant du camion et de son chauffeur.
15 juil. 2016, 19:41
/ Màj. le 15 juil. 2016 à 19:44
Grâce aux images de vidéosurveillance, les enquêteurs parviennent à reconstituer l'itinéraire du camion.

 

Il était 22h45, jeudi, lorsqu'un homme au volant d'un camion frigorifique s'est lancé dans une course sanglante longue de deux kilomètres sur la promenade des Anglais. L'avenue est noire de monde en cette soirée du 14 Juillet.

Sur son passage, il a laissé 84 corps selon un bilan encore provisoire, et réveillé les spectres de l'année 2015, marquée par les attaques qui ont frappé par deux fois l'Ile-de-France, en janvier puis en novembre.

Avant l'aube, quatre magistrats du parquet de Paris ont pris le chemin des Alpes-Maritimes pour commencer à enquêter sur cet attentat. Pour l'heure, ils ont remonté le fil des événements jusqu'au 11 juillet. Ce jour-là, le chauffeur a emprunté un camion blanc de 19 tonnes chez un loueur de la commune de Saint-Laurent-du-Var, limitrophe de Nice.

Grâce aux images de vidéosurveillance, les enquêteurs parviennent à reconstituer l'itinéraire du camion, stationné le 13 juillet dans l'est de Nice. Il aurait dû être rendu ce jour-là.

Le lendemain soir, à 21h34, un homme arrive à vélo, puis monte à bord. Dans la cabine: un pistolet automatique de calibre 7.65 mm, des cartouches, une grenade percée et trois armes factices, un pistolet automatique et deux fusils d'assaut.

 

 

Brève poursuite

Au volant du camion, le conducteur, le conducteur traverse la ville d'un bout à l'autre avant de s'engager sur la promenade des Anglais, où sont rassemblées plusieurs milliers de personnes venues assister aux festivités du 14-juillet. Le chauffeur fonce dans la foule.

Au bout de sa course, il ouvre le feu avec son pistolet automatique sur trois policiers au niveau de l'hôtel Negresco, où descendent habituellement les touristes fortunés en visite sur la French Riviera.

Les policiers répliquent et une brève poursuite s'engage. Puis la trajectoire folle du camion s'arrête définitivement 300 mètres plus loin, devant un autre établissement de luxe, le Palais de la Méditerranée.

Les policiers encerclent le poids-lourd, pare-brise criblé de balles, pneus crevés. Le chauffeur est mort sur le siège passager.

Flowers are placed at the scene of an attack after a truck plowed through a crowd in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck plowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Flowers are placed at the scene of an attack after a truck plowed through a crowd in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck plowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©KEYSTONE
Floral tributes are laid out near the site of the truck attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. France has been stunned again after a large white truck killed many people after it mowed through a crowd of revellers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Floral tributes are laid out near the site of the truck attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. France has been stunned again after a large white truck killed many people after it mowed through a crowd of revellers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadc
Forensic officials work on the beach next to the famed Promenade des Anglais, scene of the truck attack, in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing dozens of people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Sinan Baykent)
Forensic officials work on the beach next to the famed Promenade des Anglais, scene of the truck attack, in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing dozens of people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Sinan Baykent) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadc
Floral tributes are laid out near the site of the truck attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. France has been stunned again after a large white truck killed many people after it mowed through a crowd of revellers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Floral tributes are laid out near the site of the truck attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. France has been stunned again after a large white truck killed many people after it mowed through a crowd of revellers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadc
People sit overlooking the beach and not far from the site of the truck attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. France has been stunned again as a large white truck killed many people after it mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
People sit overlooking the beach and not far from the site of the truck attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. France has been stunned again as a large white truck killed many people after it mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadc
Roses are attached at a barrier near the  scene after a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.  A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Roses are attached at a barrier near the scene after a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) ©KEYSTONE
A police boat patrols off the scene where a truck mowed through revelers in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.  A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
A police boat patrols off the scene where a truck mowed through revelers in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) ©KEYSTONE
epa05425752 View of the truck which crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 15 July 2016. French government announce a three days of national mourning after the attack in Nice. According to reports, at least 80 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day in Nice, late 14 July. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added.  EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO
epa05425752 View of the truck which crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 15 July 2016. French government announce a three days of national mourning after the attack in Nice. According to reports, at least 80 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day in Nice, late 14 July. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added. EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO ©KEYSTONE
Parents of victims embrace each other near the scene of a truck attack  in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.  A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Parents of victims embrace each other near the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©KEYSTONE
Bodies of victims covered by sheets at the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.  A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Bodies of victims covered by sheets at the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©KEYSTONE
Bodies of victims covered by sheets at the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.  A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Bodies of victims covered by sheets at the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©KEYSTONE
Forensic police work on the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.  A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Forensic police work on the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©KEYSTONE
A body of a victim  covered by sheets lays at the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.  A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A body of a victim covered by sheets lays at the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©KEYSTONE
The truck which slammed into revelers late Thursday is seen at the site of the attack  in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.  The large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
The truck which slammed into revelers late Thursday is seen at the site of the attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. The large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ©KEYSTONE
epa05425173 Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added.  EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO
epa05425173 Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added. EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO ©KEYSTONE
Authorities investigate a truck after it plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at dozens of people as it bore down on the crowd for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed seaside promenade. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP)
Authorities investigate a truck after it plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at dozens of people as it bore down on the crowd for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed seaside promenade. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Police investigate the scene after a truck plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at dozens of people as it bore down on the crowd for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed seaside promenade. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP)
Police investigate the scene after a truck plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at dozens of people as it bore down on the crowd for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed seaside promenade. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Emergency services vehicles work on the scene after a truck, left, plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at dozens of people as it bore down on the crowd for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed seaside promenade. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP)
Emergency services vehicles work on the scene after a truck, left, plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at dozens of people as it bore down on the crowd for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed seaside promenade. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Authorities care for the wounded and death after a truck drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. Officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack. There appeared to be many casualties. (KEYSTONE/MAXPPP/Cyril Dodergny) DIESES BILD DARF NICHT ARCHIVIERT WERDEN, ONE TIME USE ONLY
Authorities care for the wounded and death after a truck drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. Officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack. There appeared to be many casualties. (KEYSTONE/MAXPPP/Cyril Dodergny) DIESES BILD DARF NICHT ARCHIVIERT WERDEN, ONE TIME USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
Police officers secure the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A spokesman for France's Interior Ministry says there are likely to be "several dozen dead" after a truck drove into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice.(KEYSTONE/MAXPPP/Franck FERNANDES) DIESES BILD DARF NICHT ARCHIVIERT WERDEN, ONE TIME USE ONLY
Police officers secure the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A spokesman for France's Interior Ministry says there are likely to be "several dozen dead" after a truck drove into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice.(KEYSTONE/MAXPPP/Franck FERNANDES) DIESES BILD DARF NICHT ARCHIVIERT WERDEN, ONE TIME USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
epa05425166 Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added.  EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO
epa05425166 Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added. EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO ©KEYSTONE
Le plan blanc a été déclenché dans les hôpitaux de la région niçoise.
Le plan blanc a été déclenché dans les hôpitaux de la région niçoise. ©KEYSTONE
De nombreux enfants se trouvent parmi les victimes.
De nombreux enfants se trouvent parmi les victimes. ©KEYSTONE
Il y a plus d'une centaine de blessés.
Il y a plus d'une centaine de blessés. ©KEYSTONE
La promenade des Anglais de Nice s'est transformée en scène de guerre.
La promenade des Anglais de Nice s'est transformée en scène de guerre. ©KEYSTONE
C'est ce camion qui a foncé dans la foule. Son conducteur a pu être abattu par la police.
C'est ce camion qui a foncé dans la foule. Son conducteur a pu être abattu par la police. ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadc