UPDATE: Police name man killed in A361 crash

The two air ambulances at the scene on Saturday. Photo by Dave Lee (@Northants_RPU)
The two air ambulances at the scene on Saturday. Photo by Dave Lee (@Northants_RPU)
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A motorist has died following a serious crash on the A361 south of Daventry on Saturday.

The collision involved a car and a van, and happened at around 11am, close to the Newnham/Staverton crossroads.

Police say a silver Volkswagen Golf, driven by 34-year-old Jamie Collins from Daventry, was travelling south towards Badby, when it was in collision with a red Volkswagen Transporter van, driven by a 27-year-old man from Woodford Halse.

Mr Collins and his passenger, a 16-year-old girl, were taken by air ambulance to University Hospital Coventry.

Mr Collins later died as a result of his injuries. The passenger remains in hospital in a serious condition.

The passenger in the VW Transporter, a 25-year-old woman, was also taken to hospital with suspected back and neck injuries.

A spokesman for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance said: “Due to the severity of the collision, both patients required immediate transfer to the nearest trauma centre. Both Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) were called out to the incident.

“DLRAA were first on the scene as they were the nearest available service. They landed at approximately 11:30am. They tended to a 35-year old man who had sustained serious chest injuries in the collision. He was anaesthetised, immobilised and flown to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for further treatment.

“WNAA landed at the scene at approximately 11:35am. They tended to a 16-year-old girl who sustained head and abdominal injuries in the collision. She was also anaesthetised before being flown to the same hospital.

“Both teams arrived at the hospital shortly after 12:30pm.”