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Staplehurst: Man who died after A229 crash named as 63-year-old Andrew Brain from Marden

A man who died following a crash on a busy country road has been named as Andrew Brain.

The 63-year-old was driving a blue Volkswagen Golf when he was involved in a crash with a Land Rover Discovery on the A229 between Linton and Staplehurst, at the junction with the B2079 Maidstone Road.

Emergency services were called to scene at 5pm on Monday, and the road closed for more than six hours.

The crash scene near Staplehurst
The crash scene near Staplehurst

Mr Brain of Maidstone Road, Marden, was taken to a hospital in London with life-threatening injuries, but died on Tuesday.

The driver of the Land Rover, a man in his 40s, was also injured and taken to a local hospital.

He has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed until Sunday, June 5 while investigations continue.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw the vehicles between 4.45pm and 5.15pm.

Sgt Scott Lynch, of Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This occurred at a very busy time of the day and when a large amount of people would have been in the area.

"We believe there may have been a number of motorists who may have information, but who perhaps may not have been able to stop at the time.

"If you saw anything please get in touch as soon possible."

Anyone who saw the crash should call Kent Police on 01622 798538.

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