Police warn of icy roads after fatal crash in Norfolk

A 17-year-old girl has died in a car crash in Norfolk where police are being inundated with reports of collisions on icy roads.

A Seat Arosa containing three people left the road and hit a tree on the North Pickenham Road at Sporle.

The teenager, a rear seat passenger, died, the driver was unhurt and another passenger suffered minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have seen vehicle before the crash at 00:30 GMT.

Insp Paul Wheatley also issued a plea for other drivers to take care on icy roads on Saturday.

'Enough gritting'

"Please be aware we are receiving numerous reports of road traffic collisions throughout Norfolk.

"Can the public please be warned of the extreme icy conditions and if there is a need to travel take extra care and expect delays," he said.

He also advised drivers to leave their journeys until later in the day when the road surfaces would improve.

A county council spokesman said enough gritting had been done to combat icy conditions on roads.

However, many callers to BBC Radio Norfolk reported treacherous driving conditions.

Karl Rands, from the county's highways department, said the amount of grit spread on Friday night was sufficient.

Country road death

A man died following a road traffic collision in Freckenham late on Friday night.

Emergency services were called to the unclassified road between Worlington and Isleham where a car had come off a bridge and gone into a ditch.

The male driver was freed from the vehicle but died at the scene.

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