Police appeal for witnesses after boy, 7, killed in crash

Kent Police are appealing for information after a seven-year-old boy from Leeds was killed in a car collision on the A20 near Hythe.

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Appeal for information after boy aged 7 killed in crash

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a seven-year-old boy died in a fatal collision on the A20 near Hythe. A grey Kia Soul car and a black DAF lorry had collided on the Londonbound carriageway.

Officers were called to the scene at Saltwood at 9.30am on Friday 29th August. The road was closed until 2.40pm - causing major delays.

A family of five from the Leeds area who had been travelling in the car suffered serious injuries. The seven-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other young children and their parents were airlifted to hospitals in London.

‘This was clearly a tragic incident and we continue to work to ensure we have the full picture of the circumstances that led to the collision.

‘I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken with police to contact us as soon as possible. I am also keen to get in contact with a female driver of a blue vehicle who stopped at the scene to assist with traffic control.

‘I would like to ask that person to get in contact to help with my enquiries.’

– PC Dawn Smith, Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.

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