The Daily Telegraph

Four men die as car crashes into house and catches fire

- By Jamie Johnson

FOUR young men have died in a “horrific collision” after a car crashed into a house and caught fire.

The incident happened at 3am yesterday on the A4 in Derry Hill, near Calne, Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Police said the occupants of the house immediatel­y called 999 and were evacuated from the property while the fire service extinguish­ed the blaze.

Nobody inside the house was injured but the four occupants of the vehicle, all young men from the local area, died at the scene.

Superinten­dent Steve Cox said: “This was an absolutely horrific collision on our roads in the early hours of this morning.

“All blue light services attended the scene and were met with devastatin­g scenes after a vehicle travelling along the A4 collided with a house and caught on fire.

“All four occupants of the vehicle died at the scene.

“Their families have been informed and we are in the process of assigning each family with specialist trained officers.

“My thoughts, and the thoughts of all at Wiltshire Police, are with them all today.”

Police said the A4 and the A342 remained closed while investigat­ion and recovery work continued at the scene.

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