Kent

Brian Maitland: Taxi driver in Kent three-car crash named

Brian Maitland
Image caption Brian Maitland died at the scene with a passenger in the front seat

A taxi driver who died in a three-car crash in Kent has been named as 63-year-old Brian Maitland from Maidstone.

Mr Maitland died at the scene, in Cranbrook Road, Knox Bridge, on Tuesday evening.

A 47-year-old woman passenger in the front of his cab, who also died, has not yet been named by police.

Mr Maitland's family said he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was happiest with his wife, Linda, their two sons, and their friends.

Kent Police said a post-mortem examination would be carried out next week.

An 18-year-old female passenger in the back of the taxi, who was seriously injured, is still in hospital. She is said to be in a stable condition.

The drivers of the two other cars involved, a man and a woman, both from Maidstone and in their 40s, were treated for minor injuries.

The accident happened on a stretch of road that is a continuation of the A229 between Frittenden and Staplehurst.

A two-mile section was closed for several hours to allow investigators to examine the scene.

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