A47 in Rutland reopens after fatal crash

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The A47 in Rutland has reopened after a crash in which a woman died.

Emergency services were called to the collision involving a dark grey Mercedes and a blue Volkswagen Polo near to the junction of Station Road, South Luffenham, at 9.35am today (December 15).

The female driver of the Polo was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the other car was taken to Peterborough Hospital for treatment to what is described as minor injuries.

The A47, Peterborough Road, was closed in both directions between the junctions of Luffenham Road and Station Road at Coppice Leys to enable emergency services to deal with the incident, but the road has now reopened.

Detective Constable Pete Davies is asking to speak to anyone who saw either the collision itself or the two vehicles being driven beforehand.

Dr Leon Roberts, of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, was stationed at nearby St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham and was the first medic to arrive at the scene. He advised people to be aware of the conditions and drive carefully at all times.