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Man dead and others feared injured after car crashes and catches fire in field

The single-vehicle accident happened on the A5 in Bedfordshire near Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, in the early hours of Sunday morning, police have said

The crash happened on the A5 on Sunday morning

A man has died and others are feared injured after a car crashed and caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The single-vehicle accident happened on the A5 in Bedfordshire near Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, at around 3.40am yesterday.

The smash left the car in a field ablaze.

On Sunday a spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said: “We were called at approximately 3.40am this morning to reports of a serious single vehicle traffic collision near the Flying Fox roundabout on the A5.

“Emergency services attended the scene following reports of an alight car in a field near Heath and Reach.

“At this time we can confirm that a man, who had been travelling in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The police cordoned off a section of road following the crash
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“We believe that there may be a number of other casualties in the vehicle and our specialist officers are currently working as quickly as possible with other emergency services to establish who was involved in what is a very complex investigation.”

They added: “We are asking people to avoid speculation in what is a very difficult and complex set of circumstances.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101 quoting reference Operation Loddon.”







The man who died in the incident has not yet been formally identified.

The crash was the second major accident on the A5 this week after a fatal collision at Hockliffe on Monday.

Further north up the A5, a car caught fire near Oswestry after two vehicles crashed on September 29.

Two people were taken to hospital for checks and the burned out car, pictured above, was removed.


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