Teen and child killed in crash with van near Salisbury

A 17-year-old driver and a 12-year-old girl have been killed in a collision with a van.

The passenger and driver were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the A36 at Steeple Langford near Salisbury on Monday afternoon.

Their Ford Fiesta was in collision with a Mercedes Sprinter van driven by a 45-year-old man from Southampton who sustained minor injuries.

Wiltshire Police have asked any witnesses to get in touch.

The crash happened at 15:25 BST as the Ford Fiesta travelled south and the van travelled north on the A36.

The young people who died are both from the Salisbury area.

The van driver was taken to Salisbury District Hospital for treatment but has since been released.

The road was closed for about six hours for investigations to be carried out.

The families of the deceased have been notified but formal identification has not yet taken place.

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