Straight Mile crash latest as police refer themselves to IOPC after man's death

Police have issued an update into the fatal collision
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Police have confirmed that a man killed after a car crashed into a tree in Warwickshire was aged in his 20s. The serious collision took place on the B4453, known as the Straight Mile, near Rugby yesterday afternoon (June 2).

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that, despite the best efforts of medics, a man was declared dead at the scene. Warwickshire Police has now confirmed that the man, who has not been identified, was aged in his 20s.

The force has also said that officers reported having cause to speak to the deceased shortly prior to the collision. "The nature of this contact and the circumstances around the collision are currently subject to investigation," said a Warwickshire Police spokesperson.

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"As is normal for death following police contact, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)." Investigations into the collision at just after 4.30pm yesterday afternoon are ongoing.

"Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the collision or the moments leading up to it can report it online or call us quoting incident number 214 of June 2," the police spokesperson added.

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