Detectives are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a woman died in a collision last night (Saturday 16 September).
Police were called at 8.23pm to a report of a collision involving a silver Vauxhall Astra and a taxi – a black Peugeot E7 XS at the junction of Glenfield Road and Westfield Road.
The taxi was carrying three passengers at the time of the incident.
One of the passengers, a woman in her 60s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The other two passengers, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s, are currently in hospital with serious injuries.
The drivers of both vehicles were also taken to hospital but has since been discharged.
A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving over the prescribed limit of alcohol. He has been released under investigaion while enquiries continue.
Detective Constable Maggie Langton, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Sadly this incident has resulted in a woman losing her life and another two people are currently in hospital with serious injuries.
“We are now trying to piece together the full details of what happened and I would urge any witnesses to come forward. If you saw the collision or were travelling past after the collision occurred or if you have captured anything on dash cam – information or footage you have could be useful to our investigation.”
Anyone with information can report online at www.leics.police.uk or call 101, quoting incident number 656 of 16 September.