Three dead and young woman fighting for life after Alderley Edge crash


Police confirmed that three people were killed in a car wreck and minibus at Alderley Edge over the weekend.

A 14-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man believed to be from Manchester died at the site of the accident at the A34 Melrose Way on Alderly Edge shortly after midnight on Sunday.

On Monday morning, Cheshire police confirmed that a third woman, 41, died in the hospital.

They were all traveling in the car.

A nine-year-old girl, who was also in the car, stays in the hospital fighting for her life.

Another 19-year-old woman traveling in the car is in critical condition.

A roundabout on the A34 near Alderley Edge was closed when police investigated the fatal collision in the early hours of Sunday.

Police said "several victims" of the minibus were treated on the spot and taken to the hospital.

It is understood that there were seven people injured in the minibus and they were taken to the Macclesfield District Hospital with minor injuries.

In total there were 11 casulaties.

Detectives are calling for any witness or someone with more information to come forward.

A statement issued by Cheshire Police this morning said: "After a serious collision at Alderley Edge, police confirmed that three people were dead.

"At 12:04 pm on Sunday, November 4, emergency services were called in for a serious collision at the A34 Melrose Way on Alderley Edge.

"The collision involved a car and a minibus. Several victims of the minibus were treated on the spot and taken to the hospital.

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"Unfortunately, two people, a 47-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl, died on the spot and a third, a 41-year-old woman, died in the hospital.

"Two others in the car – a nine-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman – are currently in the hospital. Their respective conditions are described as critical and serious.

"The family is being supported by specialized officers at this difficult time."

Anyone who has witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to the police should contact the Cheshire Police at 101, quoting IML 231304.


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