Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on the A20 in Bearsted in the early hours of this morning. Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit were called after 2.15am to a report of a single vehicle collision on Ashford Road.
It was reported a red Ford Ka had left the road before colliding with a tree and landing on its roof back on the carriageway. The driver, an 18 year old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 19 year old man, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to a hospital in London where he remains in a critical condition.
Collision investigators are carrying out a number of enquiries following this incident and would urge any drivers or pedestrians travelling along this road at the time who may have witnessed the collision or the vehicle prior to the incident, to contact us as soon as possible."
– Senior investigating officer, Police Sergeant Christopher Wade