Three killed in lorry and car smash as HGV ends up in river on New Year’s Eve

Three people have died and a fourth person was seriously injured in a New Year's Eve crash between a lorry and a car.

Emergency services were called to the collision involving a white Mercedes HGV and a white Toyota Yaris in Stanwell, Surrey, at 11.39pm.

The HGV left the road and ended up in Longford River.

Two men aged 25 and 23 and a woman aged 20 who were in the Yaris died at the scene, and a 25 year-old woman, also in the Yaris is in hospital in a serious condition.

Their next of kin have been informed.

The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital as a precaution.

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No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses.

The road remained closed on Wednesday to allow for the recovery of the HGV.

Sergeant Chris Schultze from the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved in this collision at what is an extremely difficult time.



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"We are continuing to appeal for witnesses to what happened and would urge anyone who may have any video footage, CCTV or dashcam or any other kind, to get in touch with us.

"Please report any information via 101 and quote the reference number PR/P19303422."

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