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Teenagers killed in Scunthorpe HGV collision

Flowers left at the scene of the crash
Image caption Flowers have been left at the scene of the crash

Two teenagers have died and three other people have been seriously injured in a road crash in North Lincolnshire.

A boy and girl, both aged 16, died when the car they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a lorry on Dawes Lane in Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Another 16-year-old girl who was in the car is in hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The lorry driver and the 18-year-old car driver also suffered serious injuries. The car driver was arrested.

He was later relased on bail pending further inquiries, police said

The lorry driver's injuries are not life-threatening, police said. He is aged 30 and from North East Lincolnshire.

Witness appeal

The 18-year-old car driver, from North Lincolnshire is also receiving hospital treatment for his injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

The car, a blue Honda Civic, was travelling towards Brigg and the HGV, a blue DAF, was travelling in the opposite direction when they collided at 1646 BST.

A police spokesman said: "Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or either of the vehicles before the collision.

"In particular, we would like to speak to the driver of a silver car which was overtaken by the blue car involved in the collision on Dawes Lane prior to the accident."

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