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Appeal continues as couple killed in flooded area of Queens Drive are named

9 months ago

Appeal continues as couple killed in flooded area of Queens Drive are named

The couple killed in a flooded area of Queens Drive have been named locally as Merseyside Police continue their appeal for information.

Philip and Elaine Marco were found in their Mercedes on Saturday evening following reports that their car had become submerged in flood water on Queens Drive.

Merseyside Police said officers received a report of concern for the safety of a man and a woman inside a black Mercedes on Queens Drive in Mossley Hill at around 9.20pm on Saturday.

Philip and Elaine were found at the scene and both were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

There are reports that a burst pipe had led to the flooding with some some locals describing the flood as being ’15 feet high’.

A statement from Elaine and Philip’s family said: “We are devastated and heartbroken by the sudden loss of Elaine and Philip Marco. 

“They were much loved parents to four children and 10 grandchildren. The family are arriving overseas from America and Australia to mourn their loss. 

“They were due to celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary next week and our only comfort is knowing that they were together to the very end.

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A view of Queens Drive in the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

Merseyside Police have been asked by the coroner to further investigate the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Dalton said: “Our thoughts go out to the family of the man and woman who sadly lost their lives in this tragic incident, despite the best efforts of passing members of the public, our officers and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services at the scene.

“We are at the early stages of an ongoing investigation on Queens Drive to establish the circumstances of this tragic incident.

“Road closures remain in the area as we continue with this investigation and motorists are advised to avoid the road.

“We are continuing to appeal to anyone who was on Queens Drive, between North Mossley Hill Road and Dovedale Road at around 9.20pm last night and saw the accident, or who stopped to try to help or anyone who had any dashcam footage from their car to come forward as soon as possible.

“Similarly, if you live in the area and have any doorbell or CCTV footage from last night please share this with us.”

A Liverpool City Council spokesperson said on Monday: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts are with those involved and their families.

“Council officers from highways and City Watch supported the emergency services in responding. The road is expected to remain closed for some time while an investigation takes place, and motorists are asked to continue to avoid the area.”

Please contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook quoting reference 23000807137.



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