Police renew appeal for witnesses to fatal Minster crash

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Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to a collision in Minster where a 49-year-old man and 21-year-old woman from Broadstairs died.

The crash took place on the A299 Hengist Way, near Manston airport, at around 9.10pm on Monday 23 October.

A white Mercedes Sprinter van was travelling towards Ramsgate when it collided with a stationary white Toyota Aygo, which had stopped behind a blue Renault Clio at the side of the road.

The man and woman people who had been travelling in the Toyota  were standing near the vehicle and were also struck. They both died shortly after.

Investigating officer Sergeant Hannah Brown said: “The Renault Clio and Toyota Aygo were both stationary on the side of the road. Parked in front of them was a white Citroen Berlingo recovery vehicle.

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses already but believe there may be others who have not yet spoken to us.

“As well as witnesses who saw the actual collision, we are also very keen to hear from anyone who was driving or was being driven along that stretch of road that night and saw the three vehicles on the side of the road before the collision occurred.

“They may think they haven’t any useful information for us, but their eye-witness accounts of the three parked vehicles could provide vital information for our investigation.

“Anyone with dashcam footage of the vehicles before the collision is also asked to come forward.”

The driver of the Mercedes Sprinter van, a man in his 40s from Thanet, has been interviewed by officers and is assisting with enquiries.

If you can help, please call Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting AH/DM/240/17.

Alternatively email [email protected].