Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry man arrested after fatal Ansty Road car crash

Damage from the crash on Ansty Road
Image caption Two houses were damaged in the crash on Ansty Road

A Coventry man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a car crash.

Police said they received multiple 999 calls at about 22:20 GMT on Thursday reporting a crash between two cars on the Ansty Road in Wyken.

A passing ambulance, which was taking a patient to hospital, stopped to help the injured.

The drivers of both cars were taken to hospital where the 27-year-old driver of a black Peugeot 206 died.

Tyre in window

A woman who was the passenger in that car was also taken to hospital.

The 25-year-old male driver of a black VW Scirocco was later arrested and remains in police custody.

Police said he was from Eastern Green.

Two homes on the road were damaged in the collision as the Peugeot hit one house and debris struck another.

A witness said the tyre from one car went through a house window.

Ansty Road was closed for about five hours, from Hocking Road to Clifford Bridge Road, while investigators examined the scene.

Sgt Tim Rogers, from the regional collision investigation unit, said it was a "significant car crash" and investigations were "well under way to establishing precisely what caused the cars to collide".

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