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Man killed when car hit tree named

The man who died after the car he was driving struck a tree in a country lane on the outskirts of Dover on Thursday has been identified.

The crash - which involved only one car - happened at around 3.20am on the Alkham Valley Road between Dover and Folkestone, near Bushy Ruff.

Emergency services went to the scene and found 41-year-old Shane Clubb from Ewell Minnis, near Dover. He was taken to the William Harvey Hospital at Ashford but was pronounced dead.

There were fears another person may have been thrown from the vehicle, and fire crews used thermal imaging equipment and torches to search the area.

But police later confirmed no one else was injured.

• Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 01622 798538.

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