young girl dies
A four-year-old girl and three adults were killed in crash in Upper Weston, near Bath Getty

Avon and Somerset Police have arrested two men on suspicion of dangerous driving after four people were mowed down and killed near Bath by a suspected out-of-control tipper truck.

Two men, aged 19 and 28, were arrested today (17 February) on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and manslaughter by gross negligence.

Four-year-old Mitzi Steady from Bath, Robert Parker aged 59 from Cwmbran, Phillip Allan aged 52 from Swansea and Stephen Vaughan aged 34 from Swansea died when the lorry careened into pedestrians and vehicles in Upper Weston on 9 February.

Mitzi Rosanna Steady
Mitzi Rosanna Steady Avon and Somerset Police

The girl's grandmother who was also injured in the incident and remains in a critical condition in Southmead Hospital.

The tipper truck, which was carrying aggregate, crashed when it travelled down a hill on Lansdown Lane after 4pm.

Police, fire engines and ambulances were in attendance and two air ambulances landed at Weston All Saints Primary School.

Local vicar Rev Patrick Whitworth said of the crash: "Nothing like this has ever happened in the village before, everyone is in a state of shock."