One dead and one in hospital after fatal smash in Eckington

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One man has died and another is seriously injured after the car they were travelling in crashed into a wall.

The smash happened on Chesterfield Road, Eckington, near to Marsh Quarry in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Derbyshire Police said the men were travelling in a silver Peugeot 106.

An 18-year-old back seat passenger suffered fatal injuries, while a 19-year-old man, who was also in the back seat, suffered serious injuries.

The driver and front seat passenger suffered minor injuries.

Derbyshire Police said the vehicle was travelling from Chesterfield towards Eckington when the collision took place.

No other vehicles were involved.

Anybody who witnessed the collision or events leading up to it is asked to contact the Derbyshire Constabulary’s collision investigation unit on 101 quoting incident 53 of May 17.