Sixteen-year-old crash victim named by police

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A sixteen-year-old girl who died after a van being driven by a 17-year-old from Harborough crashed onto the A14 has been named by police.

Alysha Bell (16) of Carter Avenue, Broughton, Northamptonshire, was a passenger in a white Renault Traffic van involved in the single vehicle collision on the A14 near Kettering at about 9pm last Friday.

She was taken to University Hospital Coventry where she died on Monday evening (2 December).

The car left a disused road to the nearside of the eastbound carriageway of the A14, went through a hedgerow and came to rest in an upright position by the central reservation.

A 20-year-old man from Harborough and a 15-year-old girl from Rothwell also suffered injuries in the crash and were taken to Kettering General Hospital, said police.

The Harborough teenager was arrested suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving.

He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries, said police.

In an appeal for witnesses on Monday, a police spokesman said: “The van came through the hedgerow and came to rest in an upright position by the central reservation.”

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident, is being asked to call the Police’s Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.




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