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Woman arrested following fatal crash just outside Newmarket




A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a crash just outside Newmarket on Sunday
A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a crash just outside Newmarket on Sunday

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a crash just outside Newmarket on Sunday in which two men died.

The woman is also suspected of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, being in possession of a controlled drug andaggravated vehicletaking without consent.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash,which happened at around 11.50pm, a Volkswagen Golfand a Renault Laguna. The two men who died were a 43-year-old passenger in the Golf and the 20-year-old driver of the Laguna.A police spokeswoman said neither victim had yet been formally identified.

Two women who were in the Golf were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where they remain in a serious condition.

Such was the force of the head-on crash that the noise of the collision was heard by residents in Exning. The road between Brickfields Avenue and Exning was closed by police until midday on Monday while members of Suffolk Police's serious collision team investigated the cause of the crash.

Magpas doctor Adriana Cordier and paramedic Steve Chambers were at the scene at 12.21am, via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response BMW .

Antonia Brickell, head of communications for the air ambulance, said: "The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed and treated two women who had sustained multiple injuries. Magpas Dr Cordier and paramedic Chambers then accompanied the patients, by land ambulance, to Addenbrooke's Hospital.Both women were in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival at the hospital.

"Sadly, despite everyone's best efforts, two patients were also pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this time."

EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews, a Hazardous Area Response Team, Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

It is the second fatal accident in the same spot in the past four years. InApril 2014, 24-year-old LukeO'Sullivan, from Fordham, died after his Peugeot car hit a lamppost.

At Newmarket's annual town meeting on Monday, mayor Cllr Andy Drummond asked for a minute's silence in respect of the two crash victims.

Any witnesses to the crashshould contact Suffolk Police on 101.