Three people killed in a collision in the Darnall area of Sheffield on Friday evening (9 November), have this afternoon been named.
The collision, between a black VW Golf and a black VW Touran, occurred on Main Road just after 8.50pm when the Golf collided with the Touran as it prepared to turn right on to Bannham Road.
Prior to the collision, the VW Golf was involved in a pursuit with a police vehicle. The three men arrested from the Golf, aged 18, 23 and 17, remain in police custody at this time. A mandatory referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct following the collision. South Yorkshire Police continue to assist them with their independent investigation.
Two families, both from Darnall, were travelling in the VW Touran, four of who sadly died and the other three passengers seriously injured. Formal identification took place this afternoon (Sunday 11 November) for three of the four who passed away. Their relatives have released these images of them and have asked that their privacy continues to be respected at this incredibly difficult time.
They continue to be supported by specially trained police officers and staff at the hospital.
Adnan Ashraf, 35, (pictured) was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Adnan’s wife, Erica Kroscenova, 32, was injured during the incident and remains in hospital in a stable condition.
Husband and wife Vlasta Dunova, 41, and Miroslav Duna, 50 (pictured together), were both pronounced dead at the scene. Their 22-year-old daughter, Nikola Dunova, was injured and remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. Her daughter, aged three, Livia Matova, who was also in the car remains in a critical condition.
A one-year-old boy also died following the collision. He will be formally identified tomorrow.
T/Detective Chief Inspector Jude Ashmore, leading the investigation, said: “We are continuing to support both families and we have specially trained officers with them. My thoughts are with them and I’d ask that people continue to respect their privacy as they try to digest what’s happened.
“Our investigation into the collision continues and the road closure around Main Road was lifted last night and the two vehicles removed. I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support, cooperation and patience.
“Officers have remained in the area today and will be there into the evening and tomorrow. I’d urge anyone who saw what happened to speak to them, you may have important information and officers can also offer and direct to any necessary support if you need it.
“We remain keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or who may have footage of the collision. If you have information that could assist with the investigation, please call 101 quoting incident number 741 of 9 November 2018. You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”