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Teenage girl dies after collision in Egerton, near Ashford

A 17-year-old girl was killed in a car crash last night, which also left three others seriously hurt.

The teenager was a passenger in a car that was travelling towards Egerton, near Ashford, on Mundy Bois Road when it left the road near Kingsland Lane and crashed with a tree in a garden.

Scene of a crash on Mundy Bois Road where a t17-year-old girl died. Picture: UKNiP
Scene of a crash on Mundy Bois Road where a t17-year-old girl died. Picture: UKNiP

There were six people travelling in the silver Suzuki Swift when it crashed at around 8.20pm, breaking part of a fence.

The 17-year-old girl, who was from the Ashford area, died on the way to hospital and three others, a 19-year-old man, an 18-year-old man and another 17-year-old girl, were all taken to a London hospital where they remain in a serious but stable condition.

Officers arrested a 19-year-old man from Ashford and a 17-year-old girl from Maidstone, both of whom had previously been discharged from hospital, on suspicion of driving offences.

Both remain in custody while inquiries into the incident continue.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the crash, which has been reported to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

A spokesman for the police said: "Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are carrying out enquiries into the incident and would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw the Suzuki Swift prior to the collision and may be able to help trace its movements and describe the manner it was being driven in."

Kent Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct due to a police vehicle being in close proximity at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information should call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference DB/LB/60/20 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

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