Teenager killed and pair hurt in horror crash

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A TEENAGE boy died in a horror crash which left the driver of the car he was in with multiple fractures and another passenger fighting for life.

Police said the trio were in a Peugeot 206 travelling along Birkin Road towards Matlock Road, near Ashover, Derbyshire. when their car was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa travelling along Matlock Road towards Chesterfield.

The 16-year-old casualty was rushed to Chesterfield Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, but later died.

The injured driver and his other passenger were taken to hospital in Nottingham, where the passenger’s condition yesterday was ‘critical’.

Police said two males in the Corsa were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The crash was reported to emergency services at 11.10pm on Thursday.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has been launched.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 01773 572929.