Aston Martin driver arrested after crash kills man and puts another in hospital

A 45-year-old has been arrested following a three-car crash in Stanstead Abbots that left one man in his 20s dead and another in hospital in a serious condition. The crash happened at around 6.15pm last night on the A414 and three vehicles were involved – a black BMW 330d, a blue Aston Martin DB11 and a white Vauxhall Corsa. The BMW and Aston Martin were travelling eastbound on the road and the white Vauxhall Corsa was travelling westbound.

Sadly, the driver of the Vauxhall died at the scene whilst the driver of the BMW, also in his 20s, is currently in hospital in a serious condition. The driver of the Aston Martin, a man from Chelmsford, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driver and being in an unfit state to drive through drink and drugs. He remains in custody at this time.

Police are now appealing for information, witnesses and dash cam footage following the fatal collision.

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Sergeant James Thorne, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man whose life has been tragically cut short. His family are receiving specialist support from our officers. “I am appealing for anyone who saw the collision, or the events leading up to it, to get in touch immediately.

Anything you saw could be vital in helping us to establish what happened. “If you have a dash cam, and you were travelling on the A414 around the time of the collision, I urge you to check it and get in touch if you spot something that could be useful for the investigation. “Anyone who has information about the collision, including witnesses and those with useful dash cam footage, should get in touch with me by calling the non-emergency number 101 or email me at james.thorne@cambs.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Greenback.”

As a result of the crash, a large part of the road was closed in both directions from around 6.15pm. It was reopened at 6.20am this morning following investigation works.

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Multiple fire engines, police cars, paramedics and an air ambulance all attended the incident last night. Following the crash, one of the vehicles caught fire.

If anyone has any information, they can also report it online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact quoting Operation Greenback.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org