Biggleswade driver involved in fatal collision


A man who was killed in a road traffic collision in Chalton on Monday has been named as 54-year-old Michael Burke of Houghton Regis.

Mr Burke was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Sundon Road, which took place shortly after 7am. He had been driving a van.

His passenger, a 28-year-old man also from Houghton Regis, was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and is now thought to be in a very serious, but not life-threatening, condition.

A 50-year-old man from Biggleswade, who was driving a truck involved in the incident, was also injured and taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital. He is expected to be discharged soon.

Sergeant Chris Smith from the tri-force Roads Policing Unit said: “Our enquiries into what caused this devastating collision are still on-going, and detailed vehicle examinations are being carried out.

“We’ve had a number of witnesses come forward, but we are still keen to hear from anyone else who was driving in the area at this busy time.

“Any information can help us to discover what caused this tragic loss of life and serious injury.”

Bedfordshire Police continues to support the family of the deceased.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call police on 101.