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Tragic death of Beth Eves and Harry Skilton from Maidstone

By Alan Smith

Two friends have died in a tragic accident.

Former Invicta Grammar School pupil Beth Eves and former Maidstone Grammar School pupil Harry Skilton, from Barming, died after the grey Mini Cooper in which they were travelling plunged into a stretch of water known as the Dengemarsh Sewer yesterday morning (Saturday).

The accident happened at around 3.40am on the Dengemarsh Road in Lydd.

The car crashed into Dengemarsh Sewer (10656939)
The car crashed into Dengemarsh Sewer (10656939)

The pair were rescued from the vehicle by the emergency services and taken to hospital where sadly Beth and Harry both died later the same day.

Their next of kin have been informed.

A third occupant, as yet unnamed, had injuries which were not described as serious.

Both the deceased were believed to have been 21.

Miss Eves was a design apprentice with Google.

Friends have been posting tributes to the pair on Facebook and leaving flowers at the scene.

Cameron Ryan posted: "Harry and Beth. I can’t describe how empty I feel knowing that when I next come to Maidstone you’re not going be there. Harry, you’re a brother, a friend and an excellent human being and you improved the life of everyone you met by being so generous and friendly.

"I hope everyone who sees this takes extra care behind the wheel going forward, because life is precious and can be taken away in the blink of an eye."

Serious collision investigation officers are appealing for witnesses to the accident to come forward, and particularly anyone who may have dash-cam footage taken in the area around that time.

Please call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting HW/DC/056/19/

Alternatively email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

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