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The names of three people who died in two crashes on the same controversial stretch of road near Gloucester on Monday have been been revealed.
54 year old Brian Burnham from Cheltenham, was the car driver who was killed in a collision with a lorry on the A417 Crickley Hill in the early hours of Monday morning.
Around eight hours later 84 year old car driver Valerie Fitzgerald from Marlborough, and her passenger Frances Verity, who was 91 and from Purton in Wiltshire, both died after crashing with a lorry at the Birdlip turn-off on the A417.
Gloucestershire Police has confirmed the two women who died following a collision on the A417 yesterday morning were an 84-year-old woman from Great Bedwyn in Marlborough and a 91-year-old woman from Purton in Wiltshire.
Formal identification has not yet taken place.
There were two separate accidents within a mile of each other yesterday morning between Gloucester and Cirencester. The road was closed for most of the day.
Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has contacted the Transport Secretary demanding for safety improvements after dozens of previous accidents.
A Gloucestershire MP is demanding safety improvements on the A417 between Gloucester and Cirencester after 3 people died in 2 accidents within a mile of each other this morning.
The road was closed for most of the day.
The Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has contacted the Transport Secretary demanding for safety improvements to the road after dozens of previous accidents.
He's asking for a meeting with the Transport minister to discuss longstanding proposals for a double roundabout which make the junction safer
The A417 at Birdlip in Gloucestershire has now reopened.
Crickley Hill had been closed from 3.10am until around 1pm following a collision in which a 54-year-old Cheltenham man died.
The A417 was later closed between the Air Balloon roundabout and the Cowley roundabout following a second fatal collision at 11.35am. Two women were pronounced dead at the scene.
Gloucestershire Police are appealing for witnesses to either collision to get in touch.
Three people have have died in two separate accidents on the A417 Gloucester to Cirencester road today.
The stretch of road just outside Gloucester at Birdlip and Nettleton Bottom is the only section of single carriageway on the 35 mile route from Swindon to Gloucester.
A 54 year old man was killed after his Ford Focus collided with a lorry on Crickley Hill early this morning.
The road was still closed for emergency services to deal with the incident, when another accident involving a lorry and a car a few miles further on, resulted in the death of two women.
Cotswold Tory MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, who has called the A417 at Birdlip, a 'lethal chicane,' has campaigned for years for the road to be made dual carriageway.