Mother and daughter killed in Fens crash

A nine-year-old girl saw her mother and sister killed in a road accident while walking their dog at Murrow Bank, near Wisbech, yesterday afternoon. An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A nine-year-old girl saw her mother and sister killed in a road accident while walking their dog.

Her 39-year-old mother and 13-year-old sister died after they were in collision with two cars at Murrow Bank, near Wisbech, yesterday afternoon.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the accident and later released on bail.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, which involved a silver Vauxhall Corsa and a blue Suzuki Grand Vitara.

PC Pete Bimson, from the road policing unit, said: “I am appealing for anyone for information about how this collision happened to contact police.

“I would particularly like to speak to anyone who saw either vehicles involved just before the crash took place, around 4pm.

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“Any information could prove very important to this investigation.”

A fire crew from Wisbech, and a rescue vehicle from Dogsthorpe in Peterborough, were also called to make the vehicles safe and assist with police and paramedic efforts.

Local councillor Cliff Edwards said he was "deeply saddened" by news of the tragedy, and said road safety in the Fenland villages of Murrow, Wisbech St Mary and Parson Drove had been a long running concern of his.

“We had a pub in Murrow for many years and every six weeks or so there would be an accident,” he said today. “I have recently been to three neighbourhood policing meetings and the main topic of conversation at each has been speeding motorists. We do have speed limits but no one seems to pay any attention to them.”

t Anyone with information should contact the road policing unit on 0845 456 4564, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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