Crash kills girl, 7

A SEVEN-year-old Retford girl was killed instantly when the car she was travelling in was involved in a crash on Wednesday evening.

A SEVEN-year-old Retford girl was killed instantly when the car she was travelling in was involved in a crash on Wednesday evening.

The girl and her three-year-old brother, who suffered severe head injuries and is critical in Sheffield's Hallamshire Hospital, were thrown out of the rear window of the black Vauxhall Calibra on impact.

Three other siblings were also in the car, aged two, six and eight, with their mother and a male driver who all escaped unharmed.

The accident happened on the A620 road half way between North Wheatley and Clarborough at around 8pm.

"It was a horrible accident and whenever there are children involved we dread going to the scene," said Sgt Ted Antill of Ollerton's roads policing unit who was one of the first officers at the scene.

"Officers from the crash investigation unit and scenes of crime were at the site checking for forensic evidence during the night to try and piece together what happened."

The couple had been drinking at the Sun Inn at North Wheatley with the children and were driving home to Retford when the accident happened.

It is believed another vehicle may have been involved.

The driver gave a positive breath test and was arrested and remanded in police custody.

At the time of going to press no names had been released, but the children's father, who lives in Worksop, has been informed.

The A620 road remained closed yesterday morning pending further investigation.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident or to anyone who was travelling down this stretch of road between 8-10pm to call the crash investigation office on 0115 967 2225.