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Double death tragedy after car crashes into river in Dengemarsh Road in Lydd

ByEleanor Perkins

Two people have died after a car crashed into a river in Lydd.

The incident involving a grey Mini Cooper happened at around 3.40am yesterday morning in Dengemarsh Road.

Two of the three occupants were freed by emergency services and all were taken to a local hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

One man and one woman, both aged in their 20s and from Maidstone, died later the same day. Their next of kin have been informed.

The third occupant, a man, has suffered injuries which are not described as serious.

Serious collision investigation officers are now appealing for witnesses to the collision.

Anyone who saw the Mini in the moments leading up to the incident, or who has dash cam footage from the area around the time, should contact them.

Call the appeal line on 01622 798 538 quoting HW/DC/056/19.

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

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