Police investigate fatal collision on Toddington Road near Tebworth

Bedfordshire Police are investigating after two people died in a road traffic collision on Tuesday of this week.

At around 3.20pm a black Vauxhall Corsa was involved in a collision on Toddington Road near Tebworth. Five people were thought to be in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

Ellie Ogden-Hooper, 19, from Leighton Buzzard, and Reece White, 23, from Luton, died at the scene. 

Ellie’s family said: “The loss of our beautiful Ellie is Heaven’s gain. We are so grateful for the time we had with her.

“Words cannot express the sadness of not being able to spend just one more minute with her. Love you Ellie.”

Reece’s family said: “We are devastated at the loss of Reece. He was a much-loved son, brother and grandson.

“He made an impression on everyone he met and leaves a hole in the family that will never be filled. He will be missed forever.”

Two men and a teenage boy have subsequently been detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision in connection to the incident.

All three received hospital treatment.

Sergeant David Burstow, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said, “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two people who sadly lost their lives at such a young age. They are being supported by specially trained officers.

“I would urge anyone to contact us as soon as possible if you witnessed the collision or were driving along Toddington Road at around 3.20pm, especially if you have a dashcam fitted to your vehicle.

“We are working tirelessly to establish the exact circumstances and appeal to the public for their help and assistance.”

If you have any information, including dashcam footage, please report online quoting Operation Fountain.

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