OGH vice president was driver killed in car crash

The victim of a freak car crash has been revealed as the deputy head of the Federal High Court (OGH).The OGH announced today (Mon) that Josef Gerstenecker died instantly when his car crashed against a bridge pier on the S6 main road near Neunkirchen, Lower Austria, last night.The 63-year-old’s vehicle is a write-off. The 20-year-old passenger who is in intensive care at a Wiener Neustadt clinic with severe injuries was been identified as student Simone W., the girlfriend of his son.Police announced it was matter of investigations why the car came off the road. They said it overturned several times before ramming against a bridge pillar.OGH said Gerstenecker, a resident of Korneuburg near Vienna, was on his way home from a handball match. The former player acted as president of local club Union Korneuburg.Gerstenecker worked as a judge since 1974. He became deputy head of the OGH two years ago.