Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl died and three other people were seriously injured in a collision near Ashford. The incident happened on Mundy Bois Road, Egerton, at around 8.20pm on Saturday 4 July 2020.
A silver Suzuki Swift with six people inside was travelling in the direction of Egerton when it left the road near Kingsland Lane and collided with a tree in a residential garden.
A 17-year-old girl from the Ashford area, who was a passenger in the vehicle, died on the way to hospital and three others, a 19-year-old man, an 18-year-old man and another 17-year-old girl, were all taken to a London hospital where they remain in a serious but stable condition.
A Suzuki Swift carrying six teenagers hit a tree in Egerton, near Ashford, at about 8:20pm on Saturday
Officers arrested a 19-year-old man from Ashford and a 17-year-old girl from Maidstone, both of whom had previously been discharged from hospital, on suspicion of driving offences. Both remain in custody while enquiries into the incident continue.
The girl has been named locally as Millie Greenway, a 17-year-old from Ashford, a girl with a “beautiful personality and lovely smile”
Kent Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct due to a police vehicle being in close proximity at the time of the collision.
Kent Police said officers were in the area due to reports an illegal rave was taking place in nearby Pluckley. However, the force found no such event was being held.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said “police on patrol in a marked vehicle saw a vehicle containing six people that then headed off at speed”. The police car then “turned around to follow the vehicle and found it had crashed”, the IOPC said.
Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are carrying out enquiries into the incident and would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw the Suzuki Swift prior to the collision and may be able to help trace its movements and describe the manner it was being driven in.
Please call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference DB/LB/60/20 or email email@example.com