Series of crashes leads to shutdown of Berlin highway

BERLIN (AP) – Berlin authorities are investigating whether a series of crashes on a city highway that were allegedly all caused by one man were committed intentionally, the German news agency dpa reported Wednesday.

The 30-year-old man who was involved with the crashes Tuesday night may have acted deliberately, dpa reported, adding that the city’s general prosecutor would inform the Berlin justice committee about the case this afternoon.

Police and prosecutors have not yet announced a motive for the driver’s actions, but dpa reported that investigators are looking into whether the man acted out of political reasons or whether he was mentally ill.