Kent

Woman dies in ambulance after A262 crash near Tenterden

Car crash on the A262 near Tenterden
Image caption The van driver was arrested following the crash (Photo by Max Hess)

A woman in her 60s has died on her way to hospital after a car crash in Kent.

She was involved in a road collision between her car and a van on the A262 near Tenterden on Thursday evening.

Police said the woman, who was from the Maidstone area, was trapped in her car and had to be cut free from the wreckage by firefighters.

The van driver, a 20-year-old man from the Ashford area, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed.

Police said the crash happened near the junction of the A28, just after 1745 BST.

The woman, who has not been named, died while she was being taken by ambulance to the William Harvey Hospital.

The road was closed until 2200 BST while police investigated and the vehicles were removed.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Kent Police.

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