Investigation continuing following fatal collision in Rutland
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An investigation is continuing after two people died following a collision in Rutland yesterday afternoon (Monday 9 May).
The incident happened on the A47 Peterborough Road in Barrowden, just to the east of the crossroad with Barrowden Lane and Luffenham Road.
Emergency services were called just before 4pm, following a report of a collision involving a silver Fiat Qubo and a black Volkswagen Golf.
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 incident. 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 the force'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.”