Three killed in horror crash

THREE people have been killed and two more seriously injured in a horrific smash on the region's roads.

Tom Jackson

THREE people have been killed and two more seriously injured in a horrific smash on the region's roads.

The tragedy happened on the A141 Isle Of Ely Way, close to Dock Bridge near Chatteris, at about 6.50pm last night and involved a silver Toyota Emina Estina - which was carrying seven people - and a blue and white lorry.

Three men travelling in the Toyota were killed. Police have not released their details.


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Two more people travelling in the Toyota, a 38-year-old and a 17-year-old both from Wisbech, suffered serious injuries and are currently in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Two further men, both aged 28 and from Wisbech, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

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It is thought that all those travelling in the Toyota were from Eastern Europe.

The driver of the lorry, a 58-year-old man from Chelmsford, suffered minor injuries.

The A141 was closed for eight hours last night, reopening at 3am today.

Pc Tim Kirkby, who is investigating the collision, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who was on that stretch of road last night and witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle in the moments leading up to the collision.

“Any information, no matter how small, could prove invaluable in determining what happened.”

Doctors were flown to the scene by helicopter from RAF Wyton and worked with on-the-ground paramedics to treat and free the injured.

Anyone with any information about the crash should contact Pc Kirkby, of the roads policing unit, on 0845 456 4564.

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