Coventry & Warwickshire

Atherstone crash: Three teenagers killed

Toys at the scene
Image caption Cards and tributes have been left at the scene

An 18-year-old driver has been arrested over a crash which killed three teenagers in another vehicle.

Two men, aged 18 and 19, and an 18-year-old woman died when their car came off the road and hit a tree in Atherstone, Warwickshire, on Sunday.

A fourth passenger in the BMW three series car suffered injuries which were not thought to be life-threatening.

The woman in the other vehicle was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police said.

A spokeswoman for Warwickshire Police added: "She has been released under investigation and inquiries are ongoing."

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The grey BMW containing the four teenagers was travelling along The Common towards Bentley when the crash happened at about 16:40 BST.

Three of its occupants died at the scene and the 18-year-old man who was injured was taken to hospital by air ambulance after suffering neck, chest and abdominal injuries.

"The four young people are all from the local area, their families have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers," the police spokeswoman added.

Sgt Carl Stafford, from Warwickshire Police, said: "We continue to urge anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the BMW or any other vehicle travelling shortly beforehand, to contact police as soon as possible on 101."

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Image caption Two men aged 18 and 19 and an 18-year-old woman died at the scene

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