21-year-old dies in Nuthall car crash


Police are appealing for information after a 21-year-old man was killed in a car crash in Nuthall last Friday.

Two cars crashed on the Low Wood Road near the Nuthall Island, leaving passenger James Horton dead and the drivers of both vehicles in hospital.

Cops are now appealing for the drivers of two vehicles which stopped at the scene to come forward, as they could hold vital clues to what happened.

Officers want to speak to the driver of the Leyland DAF lorry pictured, which had a white cab and plain blue curtain-sided trailer, and the driver of a dark-coloured Renault Megane, which left the scene in the direction of Bulwell.

Police have arrested a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and a 37-year-old was arrested on Wednesday of this week on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

All have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Ged Hazelwood said: “Someone has lost their life as a result of this crash, and two others have been injured. It is essential for them and their families that we can carry out the fullest investigating we can to establish what exactly happened.

“We can’t stress enough how important it is that motorists who saw what happened on Friday and have not yet spoken to the police make contact with us at the earliest opportunity.

“We know a number of people stopped at the scene on Friday evening, but some of those who will have had probably the clearest view of the incident left the scene shortly before the arrival of the emergency services.”

The crash happened on the A6002 close to the junction with Apollo Drive at 7.30pm.

James Horton, who was travelling in the Peugeot 207, was from Warsop.

The female driver of the Peugeot and the male driver of the Subaru needed hospital treatment but their injuries were not life threatening.

The road was closed for more than seven hours following the crash.

If you know who the drivers of the Renault Megane and the lorry are please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 862 of 17 June.