A14 death crash: Police name 16-year-old victim

Police have named the 16-year-old girl who died after a van crashed into the central reservation of the A14.

Alysha Bell of Carter Avenue, Broughton, was a passenger in a white Renault Trafic van involved in a single vehicle collision on the A14 near Kettering on Friday at about 9pm.

She was taken to University Hospital Coventry, where she died on Monday evening.

The driver of the van, a 17-year-old boy from Market Harborough, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

A 20-year-old man from Market Harborough and a 15-year-old girl from Rothwell also suffered injuries in the crash and were taken to Kettering General Hospital.

In an appeal for witnesses on Monday, a police spokesman said: “A white Renault Trafic van – driven by a 17-year-old boy from Market Harborough – left a disused road to the nearside of the eastbound carriageway of the A14.

“The van came through the hedgerow and came to rest in an upright position by the central reservation.”

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident, is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.

**The original version of this story stated Alysha Bell lived in Harrington Road, Loddington. This was based on mistaken information provided to us by Northamptonshire Police.