South Yorkshire Police seek witnesses to collision which killed young couple

Witnesses to a collision which killed a young couple are being urged to contact South Yorkshire Police.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 12:41 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd June 2020, 12:41 pm

Officers also want to hear from anyone who may have seen the car the young man and woman were travelling in before tragedy struck.

Officers are also keen to track down dash cam footage of the moments leading up to the collision to help them piece together exactly what happened.

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Jack Nunn, aged 25 and his partner Hannah Elsworth, 21, were killed when the white Audi A5 they were travelling in struck a kerb and ploughed into a tree.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

Jack, who was driving, and Hannah, a nurse, both died at the scene.

Emergency services were alerted to the collision on Huddersfield Road, at around 1.30am yesterday.

South Yorkshire Police said: “It is reported that a white Audi A5 was travelling along the A635 Huddersfield Road towards the town centre, when it struck the road kerb and collided with a tree. No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

“The 25-year-old man who was driving the car, and a 21-year-old woman who was a passenger - both from Barnsley - were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Their families are being supported by our specially trained officers.

“We are now asking anyone who saw the collision, who saw the car prior to the collision, or who may have dashcam footage, to contact us.”

Call 101 and quote incident number 95 of June 21.