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TRAVEL - ROADS: KENT overturned car on A20

One lane of the A20 Round Hill Tunnel Eastbound in Kent is closed between M20 J13 (Folkestone) and A260 Canterbury Road (Hawkinge) because of an overturned car and recovery work. Traffic is queueing for one mile.

A car overturned onto its roof in the Round Hill Tunnel at around 10 o'clock this morning. All eastbound traffic was briefly stopped earlier, but lane two (of two) is open once again.

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Motorcyclist on way to hospital after A20 collision

A motorcyclist is being taken to hospital after a collision between a motorbike and a car on the A20 near Hothfield in Ashford. It happened just after 4.10pm.

The A20 Maidstone Road is closed in both directions between Goddinton Lane/Sandyhurst Lane and the Orchard Heights roundabout.

A separate collision involving two vehicles happened about a mile away from the first incident. No-one was injured.

A20 fatal crash investigation continues

Kent Police have spent the day examining the scene of a fatal car crash in which two young people died. The Ford Fiesta they were travelling in left the carriageway of the A20 between Ashford and Maidstone on the evening of Saturday 29th December, and hit a tree.

The incident happened on the Maidstone-bound side of the A20 Ashford Road near Charing Crematorium. A passing motorist saw the vehicle just after 10 pm and reported it.

The driver was a 17-year-old woman from the Ashford area. Her passenger was a 20-year-old man from the Maidstone area. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. Their families have been informed.

The Maidstone-bound side of the A20 was closed until 2 am on Sunday 30th December while officers investigated the collision and carried out recovery work.

Police would like to hear from anyone witnesses, or anyone who may have the seen the car in the area before the accident occurred. The witness appeal line telephone number is 01622 798538.

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