Leicester

Two dead after two-vehicle crash in Markfield

Two people have died in a two-car collision in Leicestershire.

The crash, involving a black Mercedes saloon and a black Audi estate, happened on the A50 in Markfield on Friday evening.

A woman and a boy, who were passengers in the Mercedes, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third passenger in the Mercedes, a young girl, is said to be in a stable condition at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

The driver of the Mercedes sustained minor injuries and was discharged from hospital after treatment.

One of the two passengers in the Audi, a woman, sustained serious injuries and is also said to be in a stable condition.

The driver of the Audi, a man, and the second passenger, a young girl, sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

A 39-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the crash, has been released on police bail.

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