Gloucestershire Constabulary together with ambulance, fire and the national police ambulance helicopter attended a serious road traffic collision last night, Saturday 22 December.

The collision occurred between Nettleton Bottom and the Cowley roundabout on the A417 near Birdlip.

The three vehicle collision occurred just before 9.40pm between an Audi A4 driven by a 46 year old man from West Sussex, an Audi A5 with a couple from Cheltenham and a Toyota Rav4 carrying four people from Hampshire. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services a female passenger from the Toyota was declared dead at the scene.

Three occupants of the vehicles sustained serious injuries and were taken to Southmead Hospital., Bristol. The couple from Cheltenham were taken to GRH but their injuries are not thought to be serious. The 57 year old driver of the Toyota is currently helping police with their investigations.

Roads from the Air Balloon and Cowley roundabouts were closed for some hours while emergency services were in attendance and police investigators were on the scene. All roads were opened by 5am this morning.

Officers would like to hear from any witnesses travelling on this stretch of the A417 – northbound towards the M5 or southbound towards the M4 and Swindon – who have not already spoken to police to please come forward.

Please call 101 quoting incident number 476 of 22 December 2018.

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