Mother and daughter killed in road accident
A MOTHER and daughter, who were killed when hit by a car while walking their dog, have been named. Thirty-nine-year-old Jacqueline Jane Fletcher and her 13-year-old daughter Danielle Louise Fletcher, both of Front Road, Murrow, died when they were hit in the two-vehicle collision.
A MOTHER and daughter, who were killed when hit by a car while walking their dog, have been named.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jacqueline Jane Fletcher and her 13-year-old daughter Danielle Louise Fletcher, both of Front Road, Murrow, died when they were hit in the two-vehicle collision.
Nine-year-old Samantha Fletcher watched her mum and sister die in the accident, which happened at about 4pm yesterday (Monday) in Murrow Bank, Murrow. She suffered slight injuries herself and was taken to hospital, but was later released.
The family’s pet dog was also believed to have been killed in the accident.
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An 18-year-old man from the Wisbech area, who was driving a silver Vauxhall Corsa involved in the accident, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed to return to Wisbech Police Station on September 25.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the accident, which also involved a blue Suzuki Grand Vitara and saw the road closed until 9.30pm.
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PC Pete Bimson, from the road policing unit, said: “I am appealing for anyone for information about how this collision happened to contact police.
“I would particularly like to speak to anyone who saw either vehicles involved just before the crash took place.
“Any information could prove very important to this investigation.”
A fire crew from Wisbech, and a rescue vehicle from Dogsthorpe in Peterborough, were also called to make the vehicles safe and assist with police and paramedic efforts.
Speaking after the accident, an ambulance spokesman said: “This was horrific.”
Local councillor Cliff Edwards said he was "deeply saddened" by news of the tragedy, and said road safety in the Fenland villages of Murrow, Wisbech St Mary and Parson Drove had been a long running concern of his.
"We had a pub in Murrow for many years and every six weeks or so there would be an accident.
"I have recently been to three neighbourhood policing meetings and the main topic of conversation at each has been speeding motorists. We do have speed limits but no one seems to pay any attention to them.”
# Anyone with information should contact the road policing unit on 0845 456 4564, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.