Sheppey Crossing crash: Mother and son, 8, are killed

Sheppey Crossing Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened on the Sittingbourne-bound carriageway on the Sheppey Crossing

A woman and her eight-year-old son have been killed in a crash on the A249 Sheppey Crossing in Kent.

The crash involving a red car and a white pick-up style truck happened on the Sittingbourne-bound carriageway at about 13:15 BST.

The driver of the car, a 42-year-old woman from Sheerness and her son died in the crash, Kent Police said.

The pick-up truck driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A six-year-old boy also in the car suffered minor injuries and was taken to a London hospital for treatment.

The bridge was closed in both directions for several hours, with traffic being diverted over the Kingsferry Bridge.

The Sheppey-bound carriageway has since reopened.

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