Police treating Irish mother’s car crash death as murder
A third person has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in a car crash in Co Fermanagh which the Police Service of Northern Ireland is now treating as murder.
Natasha Carruthers, aged 23 and a mother of a one-year-old baby daughter from Letterbreen in Co Fermanagh, died following the crash on the Newbridge Road at Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, last Saturday.
Two others in the car with her were injured.
Initially, police thought it was a single-car crash but after forensic checks and speaking to the injured man and woman in the car they established that a second vehicle was involved.
A 40-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday while yesterday a 20-year-old man was arrested in the Maguiresbridge area of Co Fermanagh. A 20-year-old woman was later arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Det Chief Insp Eamonn Corrigan urged anyone who may have seen Ms Carruthers’s blue Corsa between 11pm and midnight on Saturday, who saw anyone speeding in the area, or who had dashcam footage to get in touch with police.