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Couple die after driving into flooded road just days before their 54th wedding anniversary

Couple die after driving into flooded road just days before their 54th wedding anniversary

Police have started an investigation into how this tragedy happened.

A husband and wife have tragically died just days before their 54th wedding anniversary.

Elaine Marco, 75, and her 77-year-old husband Philip were riding in their Mercedes Benz in Merseyside over the weekend when the vehicle drove through a flooded street.

They became trapped and sadly passed away before emergency services could arrive.

Authorities arrived at 9:20pm and transported them to hospital where they were pronounced dead.


Merseyside Police has 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.

“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.”


The couple's family has released a statement about their devastating loss.

“We are devastated and heartbroken by the sudden loss of Elaine and Philip Marco,” the family said.

“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.”

Paying tribute to the couple, one friend said: "Terrible tragedy with the passing of our dear friends, Philip and Elaine Marco. May Hashem heal the torn hearts of their children and grandchildren. A huge loss to our community."

A spokesman for United Utilities, who supplies water to the area, said there were 'no issues' with their assets there.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News