Two dead after three car collision on A11 at Besthorpe

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Two motorists have died following a three-car collision on the A11 at Besthorpe, near Attleborough, late on Saturday evening.

Emergency services arrived on the scene on the southbound carriageway of the A11, near the junction with Silver Street, at around 11.30pm, where a green Peugeot 306, a blue Vauxhall Zafira and a blue Ford Focus were involved in a crash near to Mr D’s Diner.

A 46-year-old woman from Norwich, who had been the sole occupant of the Peugeot, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 30-year-old woman from Attleborough, the sole occupant of the Vauxhall, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, but later died of her injuries. Their identities have been withheld.

The occupants of the Focus suffered minor injuries.

The road was temporarily shut in both directions and diversions put in place as the emergency services attended to the scene and conducted a preliminary investigation, with the northbound and southbound carriageways re-opening on Sunday at 3am and 5am, respectively.

Police wish to speak to anybody who witnessed the collision or who saw the manner of the driving of the green Peugeot beforehand. Those with pertinent information are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham on 101.