Four people are dead and two are in critical condition after a car collided head-on in a Weld County field in Northamptonshire, South East England.
The collision happened at 3am near Farnham Heath, a rural town south of Cheltenham, near the A34, just one hour’s drive from London. Three people from the two cars were taken to hospital, but the driver of the other car has now died. His female passenger is in critical condition.
Police investigating the collision said neither driver appears to have suffered any serious injuries before the crash, but that the two women in the other car suffered severe injuries and had to be extricated by firefighters.
“Inquiries have so far established that the male motorist travelling in the black car pulled across the road from the right hand carriageway, at an angle in order to overtake a line of traffic,” said a police spokesman. “However, he failed to observe a Ford Focus which was travelling in the opposite direction. Both cars collided into the central reservation.”
Inspector John Treleaven, of Watford police, said that they were still examining the scene and appealing for witnesses to come forward.