Man is arrested by police 75 miles away from collision scene at Yaxley in which two young men died

Thomas Fletcher and Thomas Northam were killed in a hit and run on the B1091 on Tuesday (January 3).

Thomas Fletcher and Thomas Northam were killed in a hit and run on the B1091 on Tuesday (January 3). - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal collision in Yaxley yesterday (Tuesday 3) in which two young men died.

The 38 year old man from Essex was arrested in Chelmsford late last night (Tuesday 3).

He was discovered 75 miles away from the collision scene.

He has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and ABH and has been taken to Chelmsford Police Station and is expected to be transferred to Cambridgeshire later today (Wednesday 4).

Officers were called at 11.12am to reports of a collision involving two pedestrians and a BMW on the B1091 in Yaxley.

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The air ambulance attended the scene but the two men, believed to be in their late teens to early twenties, died.

They have not yet been identified and officers are trying to trace their next of kin.

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The driver, believed to be in his 40s, left the scene on foot.

The police helicopter and dog unit assisted with a search of the area but the driver was later found in Chlemsford.

The road was closed in both directions and motorists were asked to avoid the area.

• Police are looking at whether a call from a member of the public reporting a man entering their home is connected to the incident and the discovery of a briefcase containing a quantity of cash, which was recovered in the area.

• Officers are appealing to anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of the driver to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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