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Three die in crash between two vehicles on Romney Road in Lydd

Three people have died and another has been seriously injured following a crash.

Officers were called to the B2075 Romney Road, in Lydd at around 6.20pm last night, after a black Dacia Duster Ambiance and white BMW M135i collided.

The scene of the crash
The scene of the crash

Police were joined at the scene by crews from South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, as well as Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

The driver of the Dacia, a woman in her 50s from Ashford, and two male passengers in the BMW - one in his 20s from Lydd and another in his 40sfrom Hull - were all pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the BMW, a man in his 30s, was airlifted to a London hospital with serious injuries.

A road closure was in place for more than 12 hours while investigations took place, with the route only reopening at around 6.30am this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the tragedy.

Witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw either vehicle travelling beforehand are urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have dashcam or CCTV footage that may assist them.

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