TWO DIE IN ROAD TRAGEDIES

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

There has been tragedy on the re­gion’s roads as two peo­ple have been killed in sep­a­rate crashes on Fen­land routes .

The first crash hap­pened on Satur­day af­ter­noon when 18-year-old Olivia Mary Carter was driv­ing a Nis­san Mi­cra which was in­volved in a col­li­sion with an­other car.

The sec­ond fa­tal ac­ci­dent hap­pened on Tues­day af­ter­noon in War­boys, when a man in his 20s died when his car crashed into a wa­ter filled ditch.

Now po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to both in­ci­dents to come for­ward to try and piece to­gether what hap­pened, and what caused the crashes.

Miss Carter’s crash hap- pened on the B1101 March Roa­dat Fri­day Bridge at about 4.15pm.

Miss Carter, of Fri­day Bridge, Elm, col­lided with a Citroen Saxo, and de­spite the best ef­forts of emer­gency ser­vices to save her, she had suf­fered fa­tal in­juries.

The driver of the Citroen, a woman in her 20s from Kings Lynn, and her pas­sen­ger, a man, re­ceived se­ri­ous but not life threat­en­ing in­juries and were air­lifted to Ad­den­brooke’s Hospi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment.

Fire and res­cue crews also at­tended the in­ci­dent, to help re­lease three peo­ple from the cars and en­sure the scene was made safe.

The road was closed fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent to al­low the work to be car­ried out.

The sec­ond fa­tal crash hap­pened in Pud­dock Road, War­boys, at just af­ter 5.30 pm on Tues­day.

The driver is thought to have lost con­trol, and the car left the road and en­tered a wa­ter-filled ditch.

The car was submerged un­der the wa­ter, and the man was un­able to es­cape.

A Cam­bridgeshire po­lice spokesman said: “One per­son, a man in his 20s, died in the crash. No one else was in the car.”

It is not thought any other ve­hi­cles were in­volved in the col­li­sion.

The road was closed by po­lice of­fi­cers while the emer­gency ser­vices worked at the scene.

Po­lice have not yet iden­ti­fied the man who died in the crash, or said what car the man was driv­ing.

Wit­nesses, or any­one with in­for­ma­tion about ei­ther of the two crashes, are asked to call the Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice’s Roads Polic­ing Unit on 101.

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