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A 16-year-old girl has been killed and two boys injured, one seriously, when a car crashed on the A249 near Maidstone in Kent

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a tragic collision on the A249 that claimed the life of a teenage girl.

The incident occurred on the evening of Saturday, 24th February, involving a white Toyota Hilux travelling in the direction of Sittingbourne. Reports indicate that at approximately 6:45 pm, the Toyota collided with a road barrier and overturned near the junction for Church Hill. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

Road construction site with cones and machinery.

Emergency services, including patrols, ambulance crews, and firefighters, swiftly responded to the scene. Tragically, a 16-year-old girl lost her life at the site of the accident. Her next of kin have been notified. Additionally, a boy believed to be 15 years old sustained serious injuries and was transported to a London hospital. Another 17-year-old boy was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries and later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He is currently in custody assisting with inquiries.

Night-time traffic accident on UK road with emergency services.

Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) is spearheading the investigation, urging drivers with dashcam footage of the incident or sightings of the Toyota in the moments leading up to the collision to come forward. Investigators are keen to piece together the events leading to this tragic outcome.

Road construction site with barriers and maintenance vehicles.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has relevant information is encouraged to contact SCIU on 01622 798 538, quoting reference RY/HG/021/24. Alternatively, individuals can email [email protected].

Dashcam footage can be submitted through the online portal: https://kep.uk.evidence.com/axon/community-request/public/ry-hg-021-24.

As the investigation progresses, authorities seek the cooperation of the public in bringing clarity to this devastating incident.

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