NEWS IN BRIEF: Search for driver who fled smash

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INVESTIGATIONS are under way after a car left the road and overturned in a field, catching fire - and the driver is believed to have fled.

Police and firefighters were called to the A625 between Froggatt and Calver, at about 2.30am yesterday, with initial reports that a casualty was trapped in the VW Golf.

But a search found nobody inside the vehicle or in the surrounding area.

A Derbyshire Police spokeswoman said officers are now trying to trace the owner of the car, registered in South Yorkshire, to find out whether it had been stolen.

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