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Police have named two people who died after a fatal collision on Christmas Day in Leicestershire.
Mark Price who was 51 and from Rothley and Lynda Anne Wade, who was 48 and from Melton Mowbray died in the collision. It happened at around 8.50am on the A606 Oakham Road in Cold Overton near Langham. A Ford C-Max and a Toyota Auris were involved.
Officers are appealing for witnesses.
Two people have died after a collision in Rutland. It happened on Christmas Day at around 8.50am on the A606 Oakham Road in Cold Overton. Police say a Ford C-Max and a Toyota Auris were involved.
A 51-year old man who was driving the Toyota and a 48-year-old woman who was driving the Ford were pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers from Leicestershire Police are appealing for witnesses.
A witness appeal has been launched following the deaths of two teenage girls in a crash with a bus.
A blue Peugeot 206 was involved in the accident with a single decker bus at 1.25pm on Friday on Empingham Lane near Tickencote.
Anna and Anastasia, who were both boarders at Oakham School, were pronounced dead at the scene.
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Police are appealing for witness after two teenage girls died when their car crashed into a bus in Rutland.
The crash happened at 1.25pm yesterday lunchtime on Empingham Lane near Tickencote, and involved a blue Peugeot 206 and a single decker bus.
The 17 and an 18-year-olds were both pronounced dead at the scene. ITV News Central understands they were both boarding students at private Oakham School.
The driver and eight passengers in the bus received superficial injuries.
Officers from East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.
Detective Constable Pete Davies said:
“The car was travelling along Empingham Lane towards Empingham and the bus was travelling in the opposite direction towards Tickencote when the collision occurred.
“We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand to contact us."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on the 101 number.
A fatal crash involving a car and a bus in Rutland killed two teenage girls who were studying at Oakham School ITV News Central has learned.
The crash happened on Empingham Lane near Tickencote at 1.25pm yesterday lunchtime.
Oakham School Girls Killed after car and bus crash between Tickencote and Empingham, Rutland, R.I.P https://t.co/vfAcsmQ9DF
Sources have told ITV News the two girls in their final year at Oakham School both died instantly. They were boarders at the independent school, which teaches around 1000 students between the ages of 10 and 18.
Leicestershire Police have refused to comment on the incident, but a Twitter account run by Oakham Police did Tweet about the incident yesterday, describing it as a 'tough shift' for those officers involved.
Tough shift for many at the local policing unit...serious road collision thanks to @leicsrpu for coming over and dealing. Joe
A spokesperson for Oakham School has told ITV News Central the force has advised them not to release any information.
However a source told ITV News Central that a service was held for those in the boarding school last night, and a fundraising dinner planned for this evening has been cancelled as a mark of respect.
The spokeswoman did describe the incident as an:
Incredibly sad time for our community
One parent paid tribute to those killed on Twitter, describing the crash as 'utterly devastating'. They also sent their prayers for the parents of the two girls who died.
A number of people who were on the bus received minor injuries.
Empingham Lane near Rutland Water was closed yesterday, but has now reopened.
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