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Further appeal following fatal collision in Atherstone

Warwickshire Police is issuing a further appeal for witnesses after three young people were killed in a road traffic collision yesterday (Sunday 16 July).

The collision occurred at around 4.40pm on The Common, between Merevale Lane and Waste Lane near Atherstone. A grey BMW three series travelling along The Common towards Bentley, left the road and collided with a tree.

An 18-year-old woman and two men, aged 18 and 19, who were travelling in the BMW, received fatal injuries in the collision and sadly died at the scene.

An 18-year-old man was taken to hospital by air ambulance, he remains in hospital at this time with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

The four young people are all from the local area, their families have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

An 18-year-old woman, travelling in another vehicle at the time, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She has been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

Sergeant Carl Stafford from Warwickshire Police said: "We continue to urge anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the BMW or any other vehicle travelling shortly beforehand, to contact police as soon as possible on 101 quoting reference 282 of 16 July. We request that the privacy of the families is respected at this very difficult time."

Issued: Monday July 17, 2017  2.25pm Helen Blake, Corporate Communications

Published 17/07/17