Woman, 23, killed when Mercedes she was in crashed with taxi before Merc driver fled the scene | The Sun

A YOUNG woman has died following a horror car crash, when the car she was in collided with a taxi.

Sharna Brooke Burgin, 23, was a passenger in a blue Mercedes GLA when it smashed into a silver Hackney Carriage taxi on February 26.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Sheffield, Yorkshire at around 1.25am and Sharna was taken to hospital with severe injuries.

Cops confirmed that she passed away the following day.

The suspected driver of the Merc, believed to be a 23-year-old man, fled the scene, according to South Yorkshire Police.

He later handed himself in and was arrested for causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.


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He has been bailed as investigations continue.

The driver of the taxi and two other passengers from the Mercedes suffered minor injuries.

A further passenger, a man in his 20s, in the Merc sustained serious injuries and was hospitalised.

However, he has since been discharged.

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Anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 55 of 26 February 2023.

Those who wish to make an anonymous report can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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