Man dies in three-car pile-up

A YOUNG man has died in a three-car pile-up. Robert Steed, 22, of Shephall View in Stevenage, was driving a Honda Civic on the A505 between Royston and Duxford near Flint Cross yesterday (Wednesday) when it was involved in a collision with a green Peugeot

A YOUNG man has died in a three-car pile-up.

Robert Steed, 22, of Shephall View in Stevenage, was driving a Honda Civic on the A505 between Royston and Duxford near Flint Cross yesterday (Wednesday) when it was involved in a collision with a green Peugeot 406 and a black Ford Focus.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to the scene where Mr Steed was trapped in his car.

Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service, said: "On arrival the paramedics found a man in a critical condition. He was rapidly treated on the roadside, but after everyone's best efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are firmly with his family and friends at this tragic time."

The driver of the Focus, a 36-year-old from Steeple Morden, suffered minor injuries, as did his two passengers, a 35-year-old and a 10-month-old baby. The driver of the Peugeot was also injured.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, which happened at about 11.30am, to come forward.

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Pc Francis Crawford, who is investigating, said: "It is very important that we establish exactly what happened."

Anyone with information should contact Pc Crawford at the road policing unit on 0845 456 4564.

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