School Run River Tragedy

An investigation is continuing after a man died when two cars carrying members of the same family on the morning school run, left a road and went into a river. It happened in Buxton in Derbyshire yesterday.

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Police investigate accident in which man died

A man's died after two cars carrying members of the same family crashed into a river.

The 42-year-old was driving his 11-year-old daughter on the school run along a bridle path north of the A6 in Derbyshire, when their car veered off the path and became submerged in the River Wye.

A second car, a Toyota Rav4, driven by his 39-year-old wife and also carrying their nine-year-old son, was travelling just behind them before it too left the path and entered the water.

Derbyshire Police said the two children and their mother managed to escape unhurt from the cars but, despite desperate attempts by local residents, the father could not be saved and died a short time later.

Man dies after car leaves road and goes into river

A man has died after two vehicles left the road and went into a river at Buxton.

At around 8:30am this morning, two vehicles driving along a bridle path which runs near to the Monsal Trail, north of the A6, left the path and entered the River Wye.

Three passengers, one from the first car and two from the second, all managed to escape safely.

The 42-year-old driver of the first car, a Toyota Aygo, died later at Stepping Hill Hospital.

An investigation has been launched.

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