BMW driven 'erratically' before Snake Pass crash

Scene of the Snake Pass crash
Image caption Snake Pass is known for its serpent-like winding route, but the name of the road comes from The Snake Inn

Two people have died and five injured in a serious three-car crash in the Peak District.

The A57 Snake Pass was closed overnight due to the crash and a collision between two other cars that had to brake sharply.

The two killed were a man from Sheffield driving a BMW and a man from Cheshire driving a white Honda Civic.

Police said the BMW was driving "erratically" before the crash, that happened at about 21:45 BST on Sunday.

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Image caption The crash happened near Ladybower Reservoir

The man driving the third car, a silver Honda Civic, was seriously injured and remains in hospital.

Three of the BMW passengers were injured, two of them seriously.

A passenger in the white Honda was also seriously injured.

Nobody was injured in the second collision, which involved a Vauxhall Corsa and a Volkswagen Polo.

The road reopened at 07:00 on Monday after emergency services had cleared the debris.

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