Car crash kills two girls

Two girls aged seven and 10 have been killed in a car crash on the A47 near the Norfolk-Cambridgeshire border.

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Appeal launched after Norfolk death crash

Police are appealing for the driver of a red car to come forward after two young girls were were killed last Thursday evening on the A47 on Wisbech. The car was seen travelling towards King's Lynn around the time of the incident.

The girls died at Walsoken when a black Ford Focus left the road and overturned, coming to rest on its side at the edge of a ditch.

It happened about 500 metres north of the Broad End Road junction as the vehicle travelled towards Wisbech.

Jessica and Tamzin Portor Credit: ITV Anglia

Tamzin and Jessica Portor, aged 10 and seven and from Sutton Bridge in Spalding, died from their injuries.

Three other people travelling in the car, a 12-year-old boy, 38-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, all suffered minor injuries.

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Parents pay tribute to sisters killed in crash

The parents of two sisters killed in a car crash on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border have paid tribute to their children.

Tamzin Portor, 10, and her seven-year-old sister Jessica, were killed when the car they were in crashed into a ditch next to the A47 near Wisbech on Thursday evening.

The girls' father, who suffered minor injuries in the crash, wrote on Facebook "My lovely angels RIP" The girls mum Lorraine Mason, left the message, "My gorgeous princesses, sleep peacefully."

Sisters killed in A47 crash have been named

Two young girls who died after a car crashed into a roadside drainage ditch in Cambridgeshire have been named by police.

Tamzin Portor, 10, and her sister Jessica, 7, died after suffering serious head injuries in the accident on the A47 near Wisbech.

The girls' father and brother suffered minor injuries. They were travelling in a Ford Focus being driven by a 43-year-old woman when it left the road. Police are investigating what caused the car to leave the road.

Young sisters killed in A47 crash named

The two sisters killed in the A47 crash have been named as Tamzin and Jessica Portor from Sutton Bridge Credit: ITV Anglia

The two young sisters killed when the car they were in crashed off the A47 near Wisbech have been named.

They were Tamzin, 10, and Jessica Portor, 7, from Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire.

They died in hospital from head injuries following the crash on Thursday evening.

The father and brother were treated in hospital for minor injuries and later released. The driver of the car, a woman who is not the children's mother, was also treated for minor injuries.

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Tributes laid for young sisters killed in crash

Floral tributes have been laid by the road where two young sisters died in a car crash on the Norfolk-Cambridgeshire border. The girls, who were seven and 10, were killed after the car they were travelling in crashed off the A47 at Walsoken near Wisbech on Thursday evening.

The girls have been named locally as Tamzin and Jessica Portor from Sutton Bridge.

They were both taken to the Queen Elizabeth hospital in King's Lynn but died from their injuries.

Their 12-year-old brother suffered minor injuries, as did their 38-year-old father, who was the front seat passenger and the driver, a 43-year-old woman who is not the mother of the children.

They were treated in hospital and later released.

Norfolk Police said the children involved in the collision on the A47 were from Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire while the two adults lived in West Norfolk.

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Car crash family due to be released from hospital

The family of the two girls who died in the car crash on the A47 at Wisbech are due to be released from hospital later today.

The girls, aged seven and 10, died in hospital as a result of serious head injuries sustained in the collision.

Norfolk Police said their 12-year-old brother suffered minor injuries as did their 38-year-old father who was the front seat passenger. The 43-year-old female driver, who was not the mother, suffered minor injuries.

Two girls die in A47 crash

Police have launched an investigation after two children died in a crash on the A47 at Wisbech.

It happened at 6.40pm on Thursday when a black Ford Focus left the road and ended up in a ditch.

Five people, two adults and three children, were all taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Sadly, two girls aged seven and 10, died of their injuries. The three other casualties remain in hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be serious.

The road was closed for several hours and was re-opened shortly before 10.30pm.

Officers continue to investigate.

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