A FEMALE passenger has been killed and a driver seriously injured in a crash on a notorious stretch of road near Ashbourne involving three cars.
The woman who died in the accident was one of seven casualties from the crash, which happened shortly before 1pm.
The male driver of the Toyota Corrolla, which was involved in a collision with a Land Rover and a Mini Cooper, suffered serious leg injuries and underwent surgery after being cut free from the car by fire and rescue officers.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, which happened near to Painters Lane in Ednaston on the A52, on Saturday,
The crash forced emergency services to close the road for the rest of the day while investigations and recovery work took place, which caused cues stretching back into Ashbourne.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101.
(Pictures by Adam Wynne)