FOUR people died when a car crashed into a field and caught fire causing firefighters to remove the victim’s bodies from the wreckage in a “highly complex” process.
Bedfordshire Police attended the scene of the crash around 3.40am on Sunday morning. The single-vehicle crash occurred near the Flying Fox roundabout on the A5. Police officers worked alongside firefighters to recover those who died.
A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said the removal of the bodies was a “highly complex work” that 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.’
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Bedfordshire Police via Bedfordshire.police.uk/report or call 101, quoting Operation Loddon.