Published: 23:50, 18 May 2017 |
Updated: 17:20, 19 May 2017
A Rainham teenager who died in a road accident which left a main road closed for more than nine hours has been named locally as Jack Burmingham.
A white Mitsubishi L200 truck crashed into a parked car and ended up in a front garden on the A2 at Newington between Sittingbourne and Rainham at around 10pm last night.
Today, police confirmed a 17-year-old passenger died at the scene of the accident near the junction with Playstool Road and have issued an appeal for witnesses.
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Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to cut another person from the vehicle.
Three people were taken to Medway Maritime Hospital with injuries not thought to be serious.
VIDEO: The 17-year-old died in the collision.
A police spokesman said: "Kent Police received a report of a collision involving two cars at 10.01pm on Thursday 18 May 2017.
"Officers, Secamb and Kent Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene in London Road, Sittingbourne. One person died at the scene. Three people were taken to hospital."
An ambulance service spokesman said: "Ambulance crews including our Hazardous Area Response Team and the air ambulance team in a road vehicle attended the scene.
"Sadly one person died at the scene. Three patients with injuries not thought at the time to be serious were assessed and treated before being taken to Medway Maritime Hospital."
Fire crews confirmed they attended: "The crew used hydraulic cutters and spreaders to release that person from the vehicle and left the scene about 11pm."
The road was closed in both directions, but reopened at around 7.30am.
A UK Power Networks spokesman said: "A road traffic accident interrupted electricity supplies to 21 customers in the London Road area of Newington at 10.14pm yesterday.
"We needed to turn off some further supplies to work safely on the equipment. All power supplies to all customers were restored at 9.30am this morning."
Police have now issued an appeal.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, or who saw the vehicle beforehand, is asked to call the police's serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538 quoting MC/DH/102/17.
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