Lancashire

Teenage driver arrested after fatal Burnley crash

Scene of fatal crash in Marsden Road, Burnley
Image caption The teenagers died as a result of the crash

The driver of a car which ploughed into a garden wall in Lancashire, killing two passengers, has been arrested.

Kaiser Hussain, 16, and Sajid Khan, 19, both from Accrington, died after the BMW they were in crashed on Marsden Road, Burnley, on Thursday night.

The 18-year-old man driving the car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after being released from hospital.

He is currently in custody being questioned by detectives.

The other passenger, a 20-year-old man from Accrington, was also injured but has since been released from hospital.

The road was closed for about six hours while the collision was investigated.

Insp Martin Bishop, of Lancashire Police, said: "A full investigation into the cause of the collision is under way and I would appeal to anybody who has any information at all about it to contact police.

"This is an incredibly tragic incident in which two young people have lost their lives and our thoughts are with their families who are being supported by specially trained officers at this time."

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