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Police confirm deaths of 2 men after Kent crash

Two men have died in a car crash on the A2 at Teynham near Sittingbourne at about 1.20am on New Year's Day.

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident which involved a blue car which was travelling on the A2 London Road from the Faversham direction towards the Sittingbourne area.

Officers say the collision happened near the Dover Castle Public House at Teynham. Four adults were in the vehicle, three men and a woman. The male driver and a female who was in the front passenger seat suffered serious injuries and were taken to a hospital in London for treatment. The two back seat passengers - both men in their twenties - died in the collision.

Kent's serious collision investigation unit is handling the inquiry. Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Witnesses can contact the team on 01622 798538.

Pedestrian dies after collision with lorry

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was killed in a collision with a lorry early this morning. It happened just after 12.15am on the London-bound section of the A2 at Wincheap near Canterbury.

The London-bound carriageway and the slip road onto the A2 from Wincheap are closed while a forensic examination is carried out.

The man who died has not been formally identified, but is thought to be in his late teens.

Witnesses are being asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.


Police issue statement after death on A2

Kent Police say they are not treating the death of a man on the A2 earlier today as a suspicious death.

There was a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian just after 6pm on the A2's Londonbound carriageway near Canterbury.

It is believed the man was in his twenties, but he has not yet been identified, nor have his next of kin been informed.

The road was closed for two hours with vehicles being diverted up to the M20 and A20, so forensic teams could gather evidence. The affected section of the A2 is expected to be opened shortly. Detectives are conducting an inquiry for the coroner.