Driver arrested after man and woman are killed and children injured in horror head on collision

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after a man and a woman died and two children are in hospital in a collision at Chatteris.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 11:23 am
Updated Friday, 4th September 2020, 1:14 pm
Police accident

The head-on collision involved a car and a van and took place on the A142 Isle of Ely Way, Chatteris, just after 8pm.

Emergency services attended but the driver, a man and rear seat passenger, a woman, in the Ford Focus, both in their 30s, died at the scene.

Two children were also in the car. They suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital, where they remain this morning.

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The driver of the van suffered minor injuries. The 32-year-old man from Lincoln failed a roadside drugs wipe and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

He remains in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Anyone who saw the collision or the vehicles in the lead up to it, or has dash cam footage, is urged to contact police via web chat or by calling 101, quoting incident number 478 of 3 September.