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Driver arrested after boy, 13, dies in digger crash on A2 near Dover

15 March 2013
by Danny Boyle

The A2 at Sherpherdswell was closed for more than six hours after the fatal crash.

The A2 at Sherpherdswell was closed for more than six hours after the fatal crash. Picture: Tony Flashman

A motorist has been arrested after a crash with a digger that killed a 13-year-old passenger, it is emerged.

The 47-year-old man was held on suspicion of causing the boy's death by dangerous driving. He has now been released on police bail until June 26.
 
The driver and a 15-year-old boy, who was also a passenger, suffered minor injuries in the crash on the A2 near Dover on Friday.

The 13-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the smash in Shepherdswell at around 12.45am.

The silver Skoda Octavia collided with an orange Komatsu digger on the London-bound carriageway.

The A2 was closed in both directions until around 8am while emergency services cleared the scene and carried out an investigation.

The driver of the digger was not injured in the crash, which happened just more than two miles north of the Whitfield roundabout on a single-carriageway section of the A2.

Witnesses are urged to phone the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.

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