Police warn against visiting scene of Swindon road crash

The section of the A419 near Swindon where the car left the road
The section of the A419 near Swindon where the car left the road Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Friends and relatives of the two women who were killed when their car left the road in Swindon have been warned by police to avoid leaving flowers at the crash scene for their own safety.

"We have had one or two people pulling up at the scene to pay their respects," a police spokesman said.

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The grey Renault Clio is removed from the scene on the A419 near Swindon
The grey Renault Clio is removed from the scene on the A419 near Swindon Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

"This stretch of road is a clearway with traffic travelling at speeds of up to 70mph.

"Anyone who attempts to stop, no matter how briefly, could be putting themselves and others at risk of serious injury.

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