BLACK DAY ON ROADS AS TWO DIE
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Two people died on a black day on the roads on Bank Holiday Monday.
Both fatal incidents occurred within a few minutes of each other with the emergency services called to both Northborough and Ailsworth shortly after 1.30pm.
Police have not yet identified the person who died in Ailsworth, but the casualty of the Northborough crash has been named as 24-yearold Scott Chester of Rothbart Way, Hampton Hargate.
Mr Chester previously worked as a chef at The Rose and Crown in Thorney, and tributes have been paid to him on the Peterborough Telegraph’s Facebook page, with his sister Jade-Krystyna Tumber-Brown commenting: “Such a lovely lad that has left us too soon! Never have I felt so much pain! Just want my brother back!”
Others were also fulsome in their praise of Mr Chester.
Eloise Veale said: “Scott you are going to be missed by many, you were an amazing young man who loved life so much.
“You were always willing to help everyone and even brighten up the day with your smile.
“Fly high Scott you will always be in our thoughts. Xx.”
Shirley Marshall said: “What an amazing young man with such a big heart, will be sadly missed. RIP Scott x.”
Jemma Bennett said: “So tragic, Scott was such a great lad, just remembering all the times we had at school may you RIP angel x.”
The emergency services were first called to Peakirk Road in Northborough on Monday at about 1.45pm to a collision involving a grey Renault Kangoo Venture and a black Vauxhall Astra.
Mr Chester, the driver of the Renault Kangoo Venture, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The driver of the Vauxhall Astra, a 28-year-old woman, and her two young passengers, both children aged under 10, suffered serious injuries and were taken to Peterborough City Hospital.
The road was closed between Church Street and Peking Road while recovery took place and was reopened at approximately 7pm.
Shortly after the emergency services were called to Peakirk Road, police, fire crews, paramedics and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were called to Station Road in Ailsworth.
A BMW had left the road and crashed into a ditch, with the front seat passenger, a 37-year-old man from Peterborough, dying at the scene.
The driver, a man in his 30s, and a rear seat passenger, suffered serious injuries and were taken to Peterborough City Hospital.
A bouquet of flowers was left at the scene yesterday.
Anyone who witnessed the collision in Northborough is asked to call the Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident 243 of August 28.
Anyone who witnessed the collision in Ailsworth is asked to call the road policing unit quoting CC-28082017-0247.
Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Ailsworth
Police at the scene of the crash near Northborough