Schoolgirls killed in collision between bus and car

Roshina Jowaheer



Two teenage girls were killed when their car crashed into a bus in Rutland.

Police confirmed that the driver, 17, and passenger, 18, died at the scene in Tickencote.

According to the BBC, they were pupils at Oakham School.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened on Empingham Lane on Friday afternoon. The girls were driving a blue Peugeot 206 when they collided with the single decker bus.

The bus driver and eight passengers received minor injuries.

Detective Constable Pete Davies told ITV News: "The car was travelling along Empingham Lane towards Empingham and the bus was travelling in the opposite direction towards Tickencote when the collision occurred.

"We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand to contact us."

In June, a bride was killed and her groom seriously injured in a tragic car accident on the way to their wedding in Alabama, US.

Brittany Huber, 25, and her fiancé, John Redman, were driving to their home town to get married when Redman lost control of his Lexus.

Huber was killed instantly, while Redman suffered serious injuries.

The couple were driving on Interstate 85 in Georgia when their car slammed into a concrete wall during a rainstorm.

They were due to be married on the Saturday, instead her family gathered on Friday for her funeral.

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