Police Name Three People Killed In Collision, Pershore
Three people killed in a collision that occurred near Pershore this weekend have been officially identified and are being named by West Mercia Police.
At around 12.35am on Saturday (9 June), a black Nissan 200 SX Coupe driving along the B4084 came off the road and collided with a tree at Avon Bank close to Pershore Agricultural College.
Emergency services were called to the scene but the driver and his front seat passenger were pronounced dead at the scene a short time after they arrived. They were 22-year-old Luke Morris and his partner Elizabeth Stanley, aged 24, both of Kidderminster.
A man and a woman who were in the rear of the vehicle were taken to hospital but the woman was also pronounced dead a short time later. She has been named as Rebecca Townsend, aged 26 of Wick, Pershore, who was Mr Morris's sister.
The man is currently being cared for at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he is in a critical but stable condition with multiple injuries.
Police officers continue to investigate the cause of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Inspector Julian Smith said: "While everything suggests that no other vehicles were involved in this collision, we need to speak to anyone who may have any information about it.
"Tragically, three people from the same family have been killed and we need to provide answers for their next of kin, so please get in touch if you can help.
"We would particularly like to speak to anyone who saw a black Nissan coupe driving on the B4084 shortly after midnight."
Anyone who believes they may have information about it is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 20S 090612.
Issued: Monday 11 June, 2012
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