Police appeal for witnesses after three people die in A38 crash

Police say the car was near the exit for the B600 by Somercotes when it came off the road Credit: Google Street View

Three people have died and two more seriously hurt after a collision in Derbyshire, police have confirmed.

Two women and a man died at the scene, while another man and a woman were taken to hospital.

The man is in critical condition in hospital whilst the woman is in a serious but stable condition, Derbyshire Police said.

A car collided with a tree after leaving the road as it travelled on the southbound carriageway of the A38.

The car, a silver Ford Focus, collided with a tree near to the exit for the B600 at Somercotes, when it left the road.

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 2.15 in the morning last Saturday.

Derbyshire Police said: "Their families are aware and are being supported by specially trained officers.

"Our thoughts are with them at this most distressing of times."

Police officers are appealing for witnesses of the incident and are urging people who may have been in the area at the time to check dashcam and CCTV footage.