Tributes paid to two pedestrians who died in collision in Notts village

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Tributes have been paid to two pedestrians who died in a collision in a Nottinghamshire village.

The incident happened in Meden Vale at 1.30pm yesterday (Saturday, October 14) in Netherfield Lane.

Police have confirmed that two people died at the scene of the collision, which involved a car.

While the names of the couple have yet to be officially confirmed, tributes have poured in from members of the close-knit community.

Warsop Parish Councillor Sean Dale said the news would "rock the community".

He said: "People will definitely be upset by this. A lot of people use the paths to go to the shop or walk their dogs.

"It's used a lot. But this is the first time I've heard a death on the road.

A view of Netherfield Lane leading to Meden Vale

A view of Netherfield Lane leading to Meden Vale

"My thoughts are prayers are with those people."

The nearly six mile long road, which has an initial speed limit of 30mph then increases to 60mph, stretches from Church Warsop down to Thorsby.

Andy Wetton , Labour Councillor for the Meden ward - and also a Nottinghamshire County Councillor and Mansfield District Councillor - said the news was "sad".

He said: "It is a major road running through Meden Vale, but I don't know much about what happened.

"My thoughts and feelings go out to all those involved. We are only a small community so I don't doubt the people will be known by everyone.

"All we can do is give our thoughts to them during this time.

"There have been various campaigns for speed cameras on the road, but we don't know if this happened due to excessive speed.

"I will be waiting for an investigative reports from the county council to comment further."

The Meden Vale village sign in Netherfield Lane

The Meden Vale village sign in Netherfield Lane

Flowers were left at the scene of the crash site, with heart-felt tributes.

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One read: "You were the most beautiful couple ever, we will miss you so much, but we will remember you with such fondness. Sleep tight."

Another read: "The kindest couple you would meet taken too soon. You will be greatly missed."

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: "Officers were called to Netherfield Lane at around 1.30pm today (Saturday 14 October 2017) after the collision involving a car and two people who were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"The East Midlands Serious Collision Investigations Unit is appealing to anyone with any information that could help to contact us on 101 quoting incident 450 of 14 October.

"If anyone driving in the area around the time it happened has dash cam footage, please get in touch."