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Four members of British family die in Florida car crash

Maryanne, Adam, Sheralyn, and Brian Stephenson died in the crash. Credit: Facebook

Four people from the same Bristol family have died after a car crash in Titusville, Florida, US officials have said.

Adam Stephenson, 30, Maryanne Stephenson, 29, Brian Stephenson, 66, and Sheralyn Stephenson, 56, died as they returned from the Kennedy Space Centre.

Their rental car apparently drove into the path of a pickup truck while attempting a U-turn, the Titusville Police Department said.

"The heavy-duty truck violently impacted the passenger side of the small sedan," the force said.

The family are thought to have been on their way back from the Kennedy Space Centre. Credit: SWNS

Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said: "Our emergency personnel were on the scene within a few minutes.

"There was nothing they could do, all four were pronounced deceased at the scene."

Police say the family are thought to have been on their way back from the Kennedy Space Centre towards their rental house when the accident took place.

The family are thought to have been on their way back from the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral.

Data from the car's GPS indicates that it had instructed Mr Stephenson to carry out a U-turn at an intersection on Sisson Road in Titusville.

The manoeuvre took the family's white Mitsubishi sedan into the path of an eastbound black Ford F-250 pickup truck.

The truck driver, 28-year-old James Walsh II, was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.