Police officer and woman die in squad car collision
A police officer has died after a crash that also resulted in the death of a female passenger from another car, South Yorkshire Police have said.
Police said the crash happened at 8.15pm on Christmas Day as the officer was travelling on the A57 in Sheffield.
He had been responding to another incident when his BMW 3 Series collided with a silver Citroen C3 heading the opposite way.
The 46-year-old officer, who had served in the force for 12 years, was pronounced dead shortly afterwards, along with a 61-year-old Sheffield woman who was a passenger in the Citroen, who died in hospital. A 63-year-old man driving the Citroen was taken to hospital in a serious condition, police said.
The police car had been travelling towards Coisley Hill, to the south-east of the city, at the time.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been notified about the crash and is investigating the circumstances.