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Leicestershire Police investigate after two people killed in crash on A47 in Barrowden, Rutland

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A woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs after a fatal crash has been released from custody.

The crash happened on the A47 Peterborough Road in Barrowden, just east of the crossroad with Barrowden Lane and Luffenham Road.

Emergency services were called just before 4pm, following a report of a crash involving a silver Fiat Qubo and a black Volkswagen Golf.

Police (stock image)
Police (stock image)

The occupants of the Fiat – a man and a woman – were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Golf was taken to hospital where she currently remains. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

The driver of the Golf, a 54-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs at the time of the crash. She has since been released from custody pending further enquiries.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or who witnessed the collision to come forward.

Detective constable Kasie Carter, from Leicestershire Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our investigation is very much ongoing and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into the incident.

“I would ask that anyone who was travelling along the A47 yesterday afternoon and saw what happened, but has not yet come forward, to do so.

“I am particularly keen to speak to any motorists with a dashcam or who saw either vehicle prior to the collision occurring. Any footage or information you have could be vital.”

Witnesses can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-beta-2.1/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ and quoting incident 394 of May 9.

Alternatively call 101.

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