Five arrested over Sheffield crash that killed 21-year-old man and injured teenage girls

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Five men have been arrested in connection with a fatal crash in Sheffield that killed a 21-year-old man and left a 13-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries.

The men, who are all in their 20s and from the Sheffield area, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a silver Vauxhall Astra collided with a tree and caught on fire on Ellesmere Road in Burngreave in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Scene of the fatal crash in Burngreave

Scene of the fatal crash in Burngreave

The driver, a 21-year-old Sheffield man who is yet to be named by police, died following the collision which happened at around 3.40am on Saturday October 3.

The front seat passenger, a 13-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

Two female backseat passengers, aged 16 and 17, also suffered minor injuries.

The five men who have been arrested have all been bailed as enquiries continue.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 203 of October 3 2015.”