Author of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad died in a traffic accident

The author of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, Swede Lars Vilks and his guard – two police officers – died Sunday in a collision between a truck and a car, CentralAsia reported.

The incident occurred on the E4 highway near the village of Markarud in the province of Krunuberg in southern Sweden.

According to the newspaper, both cars caught fire on impact, the truck driver was also seriously injured.

There’s still no information on how the accident happened. The truck driver was questioned at the hospital.