Four people killed as car crashes into field in Bedfordshire and catches fire

Four people died when a car crashed into a field and caught fire, with police and firefighters working to retrieve the victim’s bodies in a ‘highly complex’ process.

Bedfordshire Police was called at around 3.40am on Sunday to reports of a serious single-vehicle crash near the Flying Fox roundabout on the A5.

One man and three others died in the crash that emergency services attended near Heath and Reach, Bedfordshire.

Police said officers were working hard at the scene with firefighters to recover those who died as well as the car as part of their investigation.

A spokesman said the ‘highly complex work’ would take place for a third day on Tuesday. 

Acting Sergeant David Burstow, from the Bedfordshire Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘We are doing our work in a dignified and meticulous manner in order to establish what happened in this tragic, awful incident.

‘We believe there were four people in the car who sadly died in the collision. 

‘Specially trained officers are speaking to their families and are offering them support, while forensic identification is still to take place.

‘While we believe no other vehicles were involved, our investigations are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

‘At this point we are keen to reiterate the requests of the families involved not to speculate on social media, but I would appreciate any information from witnesses or anyone else who may be able to assist us with our enquiries.

‘We would be particularly interested to hear from anyone with dash-cam or CCTV footage which could help with our enquiries.’