Two women killed in crash as Storm Deirdre brings freezing weather conditions
17th December 2018

Two women in their 20s have died in a crash in the Pennines during freezing weather conditions from Storm Deirdre.

The 20 and 22-year-old were in a white Fiat 500 when it crashed with a blue Mini Cooper, South Yorkshire Police confirmed.

The accident happened at 1.30pm on Saturday on the A628 Woodhead Pass road.

Three others were also hurt, one seriously.

The crash came as Storm Deirdre began to sweep over the high ground between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire, bringing freezing temperatures and icy rain.

Police later warned of treacherous conditions across the region.

One of the women who died is thought to have been the driver of the Fiat.

Officers said a further passenger in the car, a woman, suffered serious injuries.

The man driving the Mini and a woman who was a passenger in the car, suffered minor injuries.

They were all taken to hospital for treatment.

A force spokesman said: "A number of witnesses stopped at the scene of the collision, however police are appealing for any further witnesses, particularly those who may have seen the cars prior to the collision or have dash-cam footage."

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