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Two people killed in crash on A47 at Barrowden were from Rutland

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A Rutland man and woman who were killed in a crash were in their 80s.

The crash happened on the A47 Peterborough Road in Barrowden on Monday afternoon (May 9), 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.

A police officer
A police officer

The occupants of the Fiat – a man and a woman in their 80s – were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Golf, a 54-year-old woman, was taken to hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

She was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs at the time of the crash but has since been released from custody pending further enquiries.

The cross roads on the A47 at Barrowden
The cross roads on the A47 at Barrowden

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

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.

Yellow and green British ambulance
Yellow and green British ambulance

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