A5 car crash – one dead, other deaths expected


A man has died and others are feared to have been killed when a car crashed and caught fire on the A5 in Bedfordshire.

The single-vehicle accident happened at the Flying Fox roundabout on the A5 near Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard at around 3.40am on Sunday morning when the car ended up in a blaze in a field.

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

“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.

“Whilst no formal identification has taken place, we are working with families we believe may have a connection to the incident.

“Road closures have been put in place on the A5 from Hockliffe to Great Brickhill in both directions, including Woburn Road and Sheep Lane. 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.”