Man becomes third fatality following M26 collision

PUBLISHED: 15:24 01 May 2014 | UPDATED: 15:24 01 May 2014

A 54-year-old French man who was taken to hospital following a collision on the M26 has died.

The collision occurred on April 16 on the Londonbound carriageway of the M26, near Kemsing. Two HGVs, a box van, a Nissan car and a Mini were involved.

The driver of the Nissan died overnight on April 30. He is now the third fatality, as the two females passengers travelling in the Nissan, aged 22 and 16, also died as a result of the collision.

Inspector Martin Stevens of Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “It is with great sadness that we report that the man died overnight in hospital.

“A 45 year-old man was arrested in connection with this incident at the time and he remains on bail until 15 August. Our enquiries are continuing.”

Anyone who saw anything of the collision, or the vehicles involved before it occurred should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.

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