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Baby boy dies after car crash at Challock

A crackdown has caught almost 40 untaxed vehicles on the road in the borough.
A crackdown has caught almost 40 untaxed vehicles on the road in the borough.

An eight-month-old baby has died in hospital following a car crash on Tuesday.

The baby boy was being treated at London’s Kings Hospital after a red Fiat Punto collided with a tree and overturned on Buck Street (A251) in Challock at 6.55pm.

He was originally taken to Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital before being transfered to Kings where died on Wednesday.

His mother, a 27-year-old woman from the Faversham area, who was driving, sustained minor injuries.

The road was closed for four-and-a-half hours while officers carried out an investigation and recovered the car.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or the moments leading up to it should contact Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.

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