Police get extension to question suspects in double death collision
Tuesday 3rd January 2017 @ 12:07 by Nigel P.

Police have been granted an extension  to allow for further questioning of four suspects  they believe were involved in the collision that led to the deaths of two young girls on Ashton Road in Oldham, on New Year’ Eve.

Police are also conducting wider enquiries to try to establish the circumstances  leading up the collision involving two cousins 12-year-old , Helina Kotlarova and 11-year-old Zaneta Krokova.

According to witnesses the girls were in a large family group crossing from one side of Ashton Road to the other, the larger group crossed safely and waited for the two girls to join them, as the two girls were crossing a people carrier type vehicle, now known to be a Peugeot 807 “travelling very fast” ploughed into them and continued on its journey before being found abandoned in Honeywell Lane, Oldham.

The Peugeot 807, police believe was involved in the hit and run incident on New Year’s Eve that left two young girls dead.Police would like to hear from anybody who saw the vehicle in the  hours leading up the the collision that happened at around 7.15pm

The older of the two girls Helina died at the scene and  Zaneta was taken to hospital in a serious condition, where she sadly died yesterday (Monday 2 January 2017).

Four men aged 59, 48, 38 and 18 have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in custody for questioning. A fifth man, aged 23, initially arrested for the same offence, has been de-arrested and is assisting police with enquiries.

Yesterday police appealed for the driver and occupants of a white Citroen Despatch van travelling in the area to come forward as they believe they may have vital information that will help them in their enquiries.

They also released pictures of the vehicle involved in the collision in an attempt  to establish where it had been driven leading up to the collision.

Anyone with any information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1691, of 31 December 2016.