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Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash near Burntwood that left two people dead.

The accident involving a foreign lorry and a Kia Rio car happened on the A5 at the junction near the Terrace Restaurant at around 11.15pm last night (June 17).

Police in Staffordshire are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the A5 near Chasetown, Staffordshire at around 11.15 pm on Friday 17 June.

A police spokesperson said:

“The emergency services that attended the location and faced a very traumatic scene. The occupants of the car, a man and a woman aged 35 and 29 years, were sadly confirmed to have died.

“Specially trained family liaison officers are now working to locate and support family members of the occupants of the Kia Rio car, and police are unable to confirm any further at this stage.”

The driver of the HGV, a 43-year-old man from The Czech Republic was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and he remains in police custody and will be questioned later by police.

A detailed investigation of the scene of the collision resulted in the closure of the road until just after 7am this morning.

Sgt Ben Foster, from Staffordshire Police, who is leading the investigation, added:

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen the collision or the vehicles shortly before the collision to come forward. We are working to establish the exact reason for this very tragic incident and we need to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw the vehicles involved.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 quoting incident 1033 of 17 June 2011.

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2 replies on “Appeal for witnesses after two people die in crash near Burntwood”

  1. There have been many close calls around our area, many are HGVs jumping lights and thinking they own the road.

    My deepest sympathy goes to the families of the two people who lost their lives so tragically that night

  2. Its not always HGV`s cars do the same as well. There are never any police cars about when they do it.

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