A six-year-old girl is among the victims of a horror car smash in Derbyshire this morning which also left a 29-year-old man dead. Police said a woman, 22, is also being treated for life-threatening injuries after blue Fiat Panda crashed on the A609 Kilbourne Road in Belper at 1.25am.

The girl and the man were declared dead at the scene. No other vehicles are believed to be involved in the collision, police said. Pictures taken at the crash scene show sawdust has been put down by a brick wall.

Eyewitness Tom Reith, 28, told how he was woken by a loud bang as he rushed outside his home to help. He told the Derby Telegraph : “It was horrendous, terrible. People were trying to get to those inside the vehicle but I said we needed to leave them there for the paramedics. It is just so awful.”