Two women killed in A47 crash

An air ambulance has been seen at the scene on the A47 along the Acle straight. Picture: Matt Nixson

An air ambulance has been seen at the scene on the A47 along the Acle straight. Picture: Matt Nixson - Credit: Archant

Two women were killed when their car collided with a van on the A47 Acle Straight.

Police have launched an investigation into the collision which happened at around 4.50pm on Monday March 2 and involved a pink Nissan Micra travelling in the opposite direction.

Both vehicles ended up in a roadside ditch and the driver and the passenger of the Micra, two women aged 76 and 78, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van, a man in his 50s, suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and re-opened at 2.15am.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision, has relevant dash cam footage or information concerning the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the incident.

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One motorist described seeing an air ambulance, three ambulances and two police cars on the scene.

A spokesman from the East Anglian air ambulance confirmed its Anglia One helicopter had been tasked to attend an RTC at 5.03pm.

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Norfolk Fire Service sent three fire engines from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston-on-Sea and Carrow to the Acle straight at 5pm.

A fire service spokesman said crews rescued two casualties from a vehicle using hydraulic mechanical equipment. Crews left the scene an hour later.

Witnesses should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham on 101 quoting incident number 336 of March 2.

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