Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Two 19-year-old women die as car hits wall in Lyndhurst

Crash scene in Lyndhurst
Image caption Ambulance staff attended the scene of the crash in Lyndhurst

Two young women died when the car they were in hit a wall in the New Forest shortly after midnight.

Four people were in the car, which crashed in Gosport Lane, Lyndhurst.

Two passengers, both aged 19, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their next-of-kin have been informed.

The driver, a 21-year-old man, and a 19-year-old woman, who was also a passenger, are being treated in hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Gosport Lane was closed overnight while police examined the scene.

Local residents said police, fire and ambulance crews worked there throughout the night.

Hampshire Constabulary said it would not release the identities of the two women until they had been formally identified.

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