Driver killed in A21 crash near Bewl Water

Crash scene on the A21 at Bewl Water
Image caption Two children had to be rescued from one of the cars after it caught fire

A man was killed and a woman seriously injured in a crash involving two cars on the A21 on the Kent-Sussex border.

The 25-year-old local man died when the Honda he was driving collided with a Porsche driving in the opposition direction at Bewl Water on Thursday.

Two children had to be rescued from the Porsche which caught fire shortly after the impact.

Kent Police said the children's mother was taken to Pembury hospital with serious injuries.

A spokeswoman for Kent Police said: "A fire started in the Porsche shortly after the collision and two children had to be rescued from the car but thankfully sustained only minor injuries.

"Their mother was taken to Pembury Hospital with more serious injuries, but is in a stable condition. Sadly, the driver of the Honda died at the scene."

Police initially believed three vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened at about 20:00 GMT, but confirmed on Friday morning that it was actually two cars.

The A21 was closed at the Kilndown junction for about six hours following the incident.

Officers have asked for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.

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