Woman, 24, killed in Ham Street car crash fire

The scene of the crash near Ham Street
Image caption Police are trying to trace the driver of a foreign-registered vehicle who may have witnessed the crash (Photo by Max Hess)

A woman was killed when her car caught fire following a crash involving three vehicles in Kent.

The woman, 24, from New Romney, died when her Ford Ka collided with a BMW 5 Series and a Peugeot van on the A2070 at 23:40 BST on Friday.

A 53-year-old Sittingbourne man, who was driving the BMW, is in a serious but stable condition at the William Harvey Hospital at Ashford.

Kent Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash near Ham Street.

'Ka caught fire'

Det Sgt Scott Lynch said the Peugeot van and BMW were driving in the opposite direction to the Ford Ka when the crash happened.

He added: "The Ka subsequently caught fire and sadly the driver, a 24-year-old woman from the New Romney area, died at the scene.

"We are appealing for witnesses to the collision itself but also to anyone who remembers seeing any of the three vehicles on the A2070 before the collision occurred.

"We are particularly keen to talk to the driver of a foreign-registered car which we believe was in the area at the time and may have witnessed what happened. There is absolutely no suggestion they were involved in the collision, but they could have important information that could help our investigation."

The driver of the van, a 49-year-old man from the Ham Street area, was taken to the William Harvey Hospital with minor injuries and later discharged.

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