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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