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Further appeal for information after fatal collision in Gaydon

Warwickshire Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses following a fatal collision in Gaydon on 15 February, 2017.

The collision happened on the B4451 at about 6pm and involved a grey Ford Fiesta and a white BMW that failed to stop at the scene.

The driver and passenger from the Fiesta, a 56-year-old woman and an 80-year-old woman, were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire with serious injuries, where the 80-year-old sadly died the following day.

PC Stephen Barr of Warwickshire Police said: "Since this tragic fatal collision occurred on 15 February 2017, many lines of enquiry have been explored and witness evidence has been gathered.

"From CCTV footage we have established that the traffic light controlled junction leading to Gaydon village and along the B4451 toward junction 12 of the M40 was heavily congested with traffic, yet unfortunately only a very limited number of witnesses have come forward to the police.

"We are making a further appeal for anyone who was in the area of the above junctions at approximately 6pm on Wednesday 15 February 2017.

"Did you see a white coloured BMW or a grey coloured Volkswagen Jetta drive in a manner that caught your attention in the moments leading up to the fatal collision with the Ford Fiesta?

"From accounts taken we are aware of a Mazda MX5 that may well have had an uninterrupted view of the events leading up to the collision. That Mazda travelled through the traffic light controlled junction towards junction 12 where it was held in queuing traffic and the driver could have important information.

"If you were the driver, or if you have any other information which may help I would ask that you contact me as soon as possible on 01926 415000, asking for PC718 Stephen Barr on extension 6110, or email me on

Anyone with information can also contact police on 101, quoting incident number 310 of 15 February.

*A 22-year-old man, a 27-year-old-man and a 24-year-old man, all from Banbury, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and have been released under investigation


Issued: 4.30pm, Wednesday 31 May, Paul Roberts, Corporate Communications



Published 31/05/17