Stoke & Staffordshire

Arrest after Stoke-on-Trent double fatal crash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a head-on crash involving a taxi which claimed the lives of two men.

The 31-year-old taxi driver was confirmed dead at the scene after the incident on Victoria Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, early on Saturday.

A 29-year-old taxi passenger died in hospital while a 31-year-old man in the vehicle received serious injuries.

A man aged 24 driving a blue Jaguar XK8 who had serious injuries was arrested.

The collision at about 0105 BST involved the Jaguar travelling from the direction of Hanley towards Fenton and the grey Skoda Octavia taxi going the other way.

The passenger in the taxi who died was confirmed dead shortly after arriving at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, the ambulance service said.

The two men with serious injuries, both from Stoke-on-Trent, were detained at the same hospital on Saturday afternoon.

The men who died were from the Stoke-on-Trent area.

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