Two die after car collides with lorry in Warwickshire

Monday, 19th February 2018

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two people have died after a car was in collision with a lorry in Warwickshire.

The incident occurred at around 10.30pm on Saturday 17 February.

Warwickshire Police said the two passengers – a 2-year-old boy and a 31-year-old woman – were travelling in a blue Nissan Qashqai when the collision happened, on the A426 at junction 1 of the M6.

The driver – a 35-year-old man – and another passenger – a 6-year-old girl – who were travelling in the same vehicle were taken to hospital with injuries. The injuries are not thought to be serious at this time.

Officers from Warwickshire Police attended alongside colleagues from the fire brigade and the ambulance service.


Inspector Andrew Bennett said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased at this time. Despite the attempts of other drivers and paramedics, the woman and boy were declared dead at the scene.

“We will have officers at the scene today as we continue to investigate how this collision happened.

“There is likely to be some disruption in the area while we investigate. I would like to thank local people for their support and patience.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles involved in the moments leading up to the incident to contact us.”

Anyone with information can call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting reference 406 of 17 February 2018.