The PSNI has issued a statement saying that they are treating the death of a 23-year-old woman in a car crash near Derrylin, Fermanagh, at the weekend as murder. Detectives investigating the death of Natasha Carruthers in a crash in Derrylin have arrested a 40-year-old man.
Ms Carruthers' car was travelling in the direction of Lisnaskea from Derrylin on a straight section of the Newbridge Road when it crashed on Saturday night.
The 23-year-old woman, who had a one-year-old daughter, was from the Letterbreen area. Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: “The man was arrested in the Maguiresbridge area last night and remains in custody this morning assisting us with our enquiries.
“At this time we believe that a second vehicle was involved in the collision that cost Natasha her life and our enquiries to date have led us to conclude that the collision should now be regarded as murder,” the Detective Chief Inspector said.
Putting out a call for witnesses Detective Chief Inspector Corrigan said: “We continue to appeal to anyone who was in the Newbridge Road area of Derrylin between 11:00pm and 12 midnight on the night of Saturday, October 7. Did you see the car Natasha was travelling in, a blue Corsa - registration TLZ 8330? Or did you see any other vehicles travelling at speed on the route at around the time of the crash?”
The PSNI are particularly looking for anyone with video from around the time of the incident: “We would also like anyone with dashcam footage that could help the investigation to please get in touch with us. Detectives can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1852.”
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