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Lewis Hamilton F1 title celebrations marred as Mercedes team employee dies in car accident

A spokesperson for Mercedes said: “We can sadly confirm that a team member lost his life in a road traffic accident when returning home on the evening of Monday 14 October.

“The team is in contact with the family and supporting them at this difficult time.”

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police said: “Just after midnight on Tuesday, October 15, a White Mercedes 300 AMG travelling in the direction of Farthinghoe left the carriageway, for reasons yet unknown, mounted the grass verge and collided with a tree.

“As a result of the collision, the driver, a 29-year-old man, died at the scene.”

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