GIRL, 16, DIES IN CRASH TRAGEDY

Man ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By KIRSTEN BEACOCK

A TEENAGE girl was killed af­ter the car she was trav­el­ling in crashed and flipped on to its roof.

The 16-year-old died at the scene on the A15, near Maxey, at 11.40am yes­ter­day. Three other pas­sen­gers were taken to hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries while a 23-year-old man, from Peter­bor­ough, was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

A TEENAGE girl was killed af­ter the car she was trav­el­ling in ca­reered out of con­trol on a ma­jor road and flipped over on to its roof.

The 16-year-old vic­tim, who has not been named, was thrown into the road from the red Honda Ac­cord dur­ing the ac­ci­dent at 11.40am yes­ter­day.

The tragedy oc­curred as the ve­hi­cle, which con­tained five peo­ple, headed to­wards Peter­bor­ough on the A15 when the smash hap­pened close to the Maxey round­about, just south of Mar­ket Deep­ing.

Medics ar­rived to find the girl had been thrown from the man­gled wreck­age of the car, which had landed on its roof on the side of the road. Two other pas­sen­gers were trapped and had to be cut free.

Po­lice closed the road and put di- ver­sions in place as fire­fight­ers re­leased the ca­su­al­ties in the car who were then treated by paramedics.

An am­bu­lance spokes­woman said that paramedics had bat­tled to save the girl but she died at the scene.

She said: “We ar­rived to find the car had rolled over and two peo­ple were trapped.

“We gave CPR to a 16-year-old girl at the scene and treated three other peo­ple for mi­nor in­juries be­fore tak­ing them to Peter­bor­ough District Hos­pi­tal by land am­bu­lance.

“The air am­bu­lance had also been dis­patched to the scene of the crash but it was not needed.”

The road was closed for more than four hours to al­low ac­ci­dent ex­perts from Cam­bridgeshire Po- lice to in­ves­ti­gate the scene to try to find the cause. The road re-opened around 4pm.

Po­lice have re­vealed that they be­lieve there was only one ve­hi­cle in­volved in the in­ci­dent.

They are ap­peal­ing for any wit­nesses who saw the crash or saw the car in the min­utes be­fore the smash to come for­ward and help them with their en­quiries.

A spokes­woman for the po­lice said: “I am sorry to say one per­son, a girl, has suf­fered fa­tal in­juries.

“Three other pas­sen­gers have been taken to Peter­bor­ough District Hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries.”

Sergeant Steve Wat­son said: “I would like to speak to any­one who wit­nessed this in­ci­dent or saw the ve­hi­cle in the mo­ments lead­ing up to the col­li­sion. They can con­tact me on 0345 456 4564.”

* A 23-year-old man from Peter­bor­ough has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing and is cur­rently in cus­tody at Thorpe Wood Po­lice Sta­tion.

FA­TAL CRASH: Po­lice of­fi­cers at the scene of the tragedy.

TRAGEDY: The A15 be­ing closed off af­ter the ac­ci­dent.

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