Peterborough boys, 13 and 17, die after car crashes into bridge

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The scene of the crash with floral tributes at bridge on Crowland Road, near PeterboroughImage source, Steve Hubbard/BBC
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Tributes have been left at the bridge on Crowland Road, on the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire border. between Eye and Crowland

Two boys have died after a car being driven by a 16-year-old crashed into a bridge.

Cambridgeshire Police said the boys, aged 13 and 17, were passengers in a BMW travelling along Crowland Road near Peterborough when the crash happened at about 00:50 BST on Saturday.

The boys, from Peterborough, were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where they died on Sunday.

The driver was arrested in connection with the crash, police said.

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The crash happened at about 00:50 BST on Saturday

Police said the male driver, also from Peterborough, remained in the same hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The blue BMW 320 was travelling towards Crowland, Lincolnshire, when it left the road, police said.

Officers have appealed for witnesses.

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