Appeal after fatal Christmas Day crash

Scene of a double RTC on A606 north of Oakham EMN-141229-155637009
Scene of a double RTC on A606 north of Oakham EMN-141229-155637009
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Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding a Christmas day car crash that left both drivers dead.

Lynda Wade and Mark Price were killed when their cars collided on the A606 Oakham Road near Langham at about 8.50am on Christmas morning.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but Mrs Wade, 48, from Melton Mowbray, and Mr Price, 51, from Rothley, north of Leicester, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash. Det Con 1761 Pete Davies, investigating, said: “The crash involved two vehicles travelling along the A606 Oakham Road near Langham. Unfortunately both drivers suffered fatal injuries.

“We would like to speak to anyone who saw the accident or either of the vehicles beforehand to call us.”

Mrs Wade was driving a Ford C-Max and Mr Price was driving a Toyota Auris.

Paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Services attended the scene of the crash. A spokesman said: “The emergency call was received at 8:49am on Christmas Day, and reported a road traffic collision between two vehicles on the A606, in Leicestershire.

“We responded immediately by sending skilled crews in two fast response vehicles, a double crewed ambulance and the Air Ambulance. The police and fire Services were also informed.

“Tragically two people were pronounced dead at the scene, and our thoughts go to their family and friends at this difficult time.

“Our ambulance crews were stood clear from the scene by 10am that morning.”

There was no snow on the road at the time of the crash, although it later snowed on Boxing Day (conditions pictured above).

Police warned people to drive to the conditions in icy weather.

Witnesses should call 101 quoting crime number LEP-251214-0150.

In the days after the crash Mrs Wade’s husband Trevor paid tribute to her on Facebook.

He wrote: ‘To my beautiful and wonderful wife, it is so heartbreaking that we have lost you in a car crash at Christmas. You were a fantastic wife, sister, daughter and friend to so many. RIP you are irreplaceable.”

People also got in touch with the Rutland Times via social media to pay their respects.

Twitter user @HoneyM5 wrote: “So so sad, thoughts go out to all family and friends. Absolutely devastating, no matter what time of year.”