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Second man dies after Woolmer Green police chase crash

By The Advertising Stevenage  |  Posted: November 04, 2012

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A second man has died following a crash in Woolmer Green in the early hours of Friday morning which happened when a car being chased by police hit a lamp post. 

An Audi A3 that was being pursued from Stevenage by four police cars when the crash happened on the Great North Road (B197) in Woolmer Green.

It is understood the pursuit began when the vehicle failed to stop.

Police have named the dead men as 25-year-old Karl Spencer and 20-year-old Cameron Nimmo, both from Bedford.

Mr Spencer, who is believed to have a young son, died at the scene. Mr Nimmo died in Cambridges' Addenbrooke's Hospital on Saturday (November 3) afternoon.

A Facebook page set up in memory of the two men has attracted the support of more than 1,000 people.

A post by the page’s author said: “R.I.P not a dry eye in the whole of Bedfordshire.

"You’re going to be missed and loved by everyone who knew you.

“You were taken way too soon, sleep tight. Sending love out to all your family and friends thoughts are with them all. Never to be forgotten.”

Two other people were also injured in the incident and taken to Harlow's Lister Hospital for treatment.

The crash is being investigated by officers from Essex, and has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission [IPCC].

An IPCC spokeswoman said: “At 3.30am today the IPCC was notified by Hertfordshire Police of a road traffic incident in which one man died.

“The IPCC has deployed investigators to the scene and the circumstances of the incident are currently being assessed.”

Ambulance crews from Letchworth, St Albans, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City and a hazardous area response team attended the scene along with firefighters from Stevenage and Welwyn.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the man's family at this tragic time.

“Paramedics worked extremely hard to treat and stabilise a second casualty, a man, who suffered life threatening injuries and we are sorry to hear he has also died."

Michael Cush, 26, from Bedford has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Cush is also charged with aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop for police and driving without a licence or insurance.

He had been remanded in custody until Tuesday November 13 to appear at St Albans Crown Court.

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