The tragedy occurred overnight from Sunday to Monday.

Antoine Alléno, son of multi-starred chef Yannick Alléno, was fatally hit in Paris by a driver who was driving a stolen car, we learned from a police source.

A man is now in custody.

Antoine Alléno, 24, who was riding a scooter was hit at a red light around 11 p.m. in the 7th arrondissement by a driver who had just "stolen a luxury vehicle", explained this source.

Two other minor injuries

The young man, who was at the head of the restaurant "Burger Père et Fils", launched last year with his father, died on the spot.

A VTC driver and a passenger who was on the scooter were also hit, the source said.

Suffering from “multiple bruises”, they were transported to the hospital, without vital prognosis.

The driver "fled on foot" but was "quickly arrested by an off-duty policeman" from the Paris metropolitan area's local security department (DSPAP), added this source.

Ongoing investigation

"Promising and talented, Antoine belonged to this new generation of cooks, determined to revolutionize the French gastronomic landscape," his family said in a statement, expressing their "sorrow".

The Judicial Accident Processing Service (STJA) of the Paris police headquarters is in charge of the investigation.

"As part of an open investigation on the count of aggravated manslaughter, a man was placed in police custody shortly after the facts," said the Paris prosecutor's office.


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