A British motorist ran over and killed an Eritrean man as he tried to escape a group of migrants trying to stop his car at Calais, it has been reported.
The driver is reportedly being interviewed by French police after the incident on the A16 near the French port city on Sunday, in which the dead man’s wife was also injured.
According to the Daily Mail, the driver is said to have swerved to try to avoid a number of migrants on the busy motorway.
The newspaper said many of them were throwing stones and tree branches in an attempt to board lorries heading for the UK.
The driver – who has not been named – reportedly drove on after the incident but later turned himself in to police at the Channel Tunnel.
French president Francois Hollande has pledged to close the Jungle site at Calais before winter, with its 9,000 inhabitants dispersed around the country.