NEWSFLASH: Three die in crash

THREE people were killed today in an horrific crash involving at least six vehicles which has left a major road closed for more than eight hours.Police were called to the A1 at Eaton Ford in Cambridgeshire at 1pm today to reports of a major collision involving a lorry and five cars.

THREE people were killed today in an horrific crash involving at least six vehicles which has left a major road closed for more than eight hours.

Police were called to the A1 at Eaton Ford in Cambridgeshire at 1pm today to reports of a major collision involving a lorry and five cars.

This evening Cambridgeshire Police confirmed three people had been killed in the collision on the northbound carriageway but they said they were unable to release any further details about the victims.

The road was closed to traffic in both directions for several hours as emergency services faced the task of treating the injured, recovering the damaged vehicles and repairing damaged sections of road surface.

The northbound carriageway was expected to remain closed overnight and into tomorrow morning while a single lane of the southbound carriageway had been reopened this evening.

A 36-year-old lorry driver from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was bailed to return to Huntingdon police station on February 16.