Four people, a man and woman, both aged 23, and two 24-year-old men, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 22-year-old motorist died when a car left the road and collided with tree in Annesley just before midnight yesterday on the A611 Annesley Road.
The man was travelling in a Ford Focus which left the road and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 22-year-old woman, who was also in the car, was taken to King’s Mill Hospital with minor injuries.
Police believe two vehicles were involved in the collision, the silver Ford Focus ST170 and a silver Honda Civic Type-R, which has been recovered.
The road was closed until about 7.50am this morning.
Officers investigating the collision are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, or who may have seen the vehicles travelling north out of the city prior to the incident, to contact them immediately.
Four people, a man and woman, both aged 23, and two 24-year-old men, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They all remain in police custody.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Crash Investigation Team on 101, extension 800 2225, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.