Teenage driver dies after car collides with lamppost

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A 19-year-old man who died after his car collided with a lamppost in Bletchley has been named.

This morning the coroner’s office released the driver’s name as Rehan Ahmed Shafiq from Fishermead.

At around 11.20pm on Monday night a silver Seat Ibiza, driven by Mr Shafiq, was travelling on the B4034 Buckingham Road, east of the junction with Newton Road and Shenley Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Seat is believed to have been travelling westbound at the time of the collision.

Officers are investigating whether the incident is linked to a second separate collision, believed to have occurred shortly afterwards on the same road, near to the junction of Whaddon Way, involving a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a black Citroen Saxo. During the incident the vehicles collided, and the Corsa hit a traffic island. No-one was injured.

Three men from Milton Keynes, two aged 22 and one aged 24, were arrested at the scene of the second collision. The arrests were made in connection with the first incident and all three have been released on bail until September 26.

Sergeant Jack Hawkins, overseeing the investigation, said: “A young man has sadly lost his life and our thoughts are very much with his family at this difficult time.

“Our investigation is at a very early stage and we are making various enquiries to try and establish exactly what happened during each collision and whether the vehicles involved in the second collision were in any way involved in the first one. Therefore, we do not feel it would be appropriate to speculate about the cause of either incident at this stage.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed either collision or has any other information which may assist us with our investigation. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw any of the vehicles travelling in the area prior to the incidents.”

Any witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.