Boy, seven, dies in car crash

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A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy from Leeds has died and four members of his family were seriously injured when their car collided with a lorry in Kent.

Police were called to a serious road traffic collision on the A20 in Saltwood, Kent, after the family’s grey Kia Soul collided with a black DAF lorry.

The seven-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and two other young children and their parents were airlifted to hospitals in London with serious injuries.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision on Friday at 9.30am.

Investigating officer, PC Dawn Smith of Kent Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “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.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting reference 29-0349.