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Appeal for witnesses following fatal road traffic collision in Atherstone

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses after three people were killed in a road traffic collision today (Sunday 16 July).

The collision occurred at around 4.40pm on The Common in Baxterley, Atherstone. A grey BMW three series travelling along The Common, left the road and is believed to have collided with a tree.

Two men, aged 18 and 19 and a woman aged 18, who were travelling in the BMW, received fatal injuries in the collision and sadly died at the scene. Their families have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Sergeant Carl Stafford from Warwickshire Police said: "We are in the very early stages of the investigation and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to contact police as soon as possible quoting reference 282 of 16 July."

Issued: 11pm Sunday 16 July 2017, Helen Blake, Corporate Communications


Published 16/07/17