Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision on A5 near Sharnford
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman has died following a collision on the A5 near Sharnford.
Officers were called to the scene at 12.27pm today (Friday) following a call from the ambulance service who were already in attendance.
The collision, involving two cars, happened at the crossroads of High Cross Road and the A5
The driver of one car – a black Ford Fiesta – was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The two men in the other car – a black BMW – sustained injuries. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.
From initial enquiries, it is understood that the black Fiesta pulled out from High Cross Road on to the A5 when it was in a collision with the BMW. The BMW was travelling on the A5 towards Lutterworth.
An investigation is being carried out into the circumstances of the collision, and anyone who saw either car prior to the collision is asked to contact police.
No arrests have been made.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, from the force’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “I’d like to hear from anyone who was in the area of the collision who saw it happen. Anyone with dashcam footage is also urged to come forward.
“I am led to believe there was a Royal Mail vehicle or someone who works for the Royal Mail who stopped at the scene shortly after the collision, but left prior to my arrival.
“I’d like to speak to the driver of that vehicle as they may have valuable information.
"I would also like to speak with the occupants of a red Renault car which was believed to have been behind the Fiesta on High Cross Road as well as the occupants of a dark-coloured Skoda Octavia estate car which travelled along Fosse Way onto the A5. These people may have witnessed the collision and may be able to help us with our enquiries."
If you do have any information please call 101, quoting incident number 277 of 5 November. You can also report online at www.leics.police.uk