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Bradford crash: Four men killed in horrific road smash involving car being followed by police; The four men were travelling in a grey BMW on Bingley Road when the crash happened this morning.

Byline: Amy Coles

Four men have been killed in a car crash in the early hours of this morning in Bradford.

The crash happened at 5.30am on Bingley Road, at the junction with Toller Lane.

The group of four were in a grey BMW.

No further details about those killed have been given.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed the car was being followed by officers before the crash.

A statement from West Yorkshire police said: "Police can now confirm that four males who were in a car which was involved in a road traffic collision at 530am on Bingley Road at the junction with Toller Lane in Bradford this morning have died.

"The road is currently closed and is likely to remain so throughout most of the day.

"Due to the nature of the incident it has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct."

The Independent Office for Police Conduct tweeted to confirm they have launched an investigation into the incident.

A statement from them said: "We have launched an investigation after a fatal crash in Bradford this morning.

"At about 5.30am a BMW crashed on Toller Lane, Bradford. Tragically, the four men inside the BMW have died.

"It is understood, at this time, that the car was being followed by an unmarked police car at the time of the crash."

IOPC Regional Director Miranda Biddle said: "This is a most tragic incident and our sympathies are with the family and friends of those who have died.

"West Yorkshire Police made a mandatory referral to the IOPC and at 6.24am we declared an independent investigation. Our investigators are attending post incident procedures, have travelled to the scene and have begun gathering evidence."

A resident on Toller Lane told theTelegraph and Argus: "I heard a loud bang and went outside and there was lots of police.

"I could hear police officers shouting 'Can you hear me?' into one of the cars, then more police and ambulances arrived."

She added: "I saw a tyre on the other side of the road; it looked like a wheel had come off."

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Aug 2, 2018
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