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FLORAL TRIBUTES: Four killed in horror crash in Headcorn

Monday 11th October 2021

FOUR people were killed in a horror crash on a country lane in Headcorn.

The men aged 18, 19, 25, and 44, came off the road when their bronze Toyota Hi Lux hit a tree in Lenham Road just before 1am on October 10.

They were declared deceased at the scene.

A 15-year-old boy, who was also a passenger, was taken to a London hospital with life-threatening head injuries.

Beer bottles used as candle holders were left on the side of the stricken tree trunk which had been turned into a shrine for the dead men.

Floral tributes and bouquets were also left on the side of the lane by villagers.

Former village butcher John Cox, 80, who lives in Lenham Road, said he was woken up by the sound of firefighters and police scrambling to the scene.

He said: “I have witnessed three deaths along this road. It’s dangerous, it could have been a blowout. Anything could have happened. It’s really horrible and I feel very sorry for the boys and their families.”

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Witnesses are sought to a collision in which four people died in Headcorn.

 “Kent Police was called at 12.54am on Sunday, October 10 following the collision in Lenham Road

 “Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and four people aged 18, 19, 25 and 44 years old, who were inside the vehicle, were declared deceased at the scene.

 “A 15-year-old boy, who was also a passenger, was taken to a London hospital with life threatening injuries.”

 Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has CCTV, mobile phone or dash camera footage should call SCIU on 01622 798538 quoting reference SM/LB/114/21

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