A29 collision: Two young people dead and another two in hospital with life-threatening injuries
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“Emergency services were called to Stane Street at around 9.10pm to a report of a collision between a Skoda Fabia and Renault Clio,” a police spokesperson said.
"The driver of the Skoda – a 22-year-old man from Dorking – and the passenger of the Renault – a 19-year-old woman from Carshalton - both sadly suffered fatal injuries.
“The sole passenger of the Skoda – a 23-year-old man from Dorking - and the driver of the Renault – a 19-year-old woman from Billingshurst - were both taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.”
Police said the victims’ next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
Sergeant Ian Foxton said: “This is a tragic incident and I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those involved.
“An investigation is ongoing to establish exactly what happened and we are asking anyone who can help with our enquiries to come forward.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident or events leading up to it, or has any relevant dashcam or CCTV footage, can contact police online or via 101, quoting Operation Select.”
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service reported on social media, shortly after 10pm, that crews had responded to a road traffic collision’ on A29 Stane Street, near Slinfold Golf Club.
The fire service said the road was ‘expected to be closed for some time’ and asked people ‘to avoid the area’.
In an updated statement on Thursday afternoon, a fire service spokesperson said: "Joint Fire Control mobilised fire engines from Billingshurst and Horsham to the scene, as well as a heavy rescue tender from Crawley.
"Upon arrival firefighters released four people from the vehicles, who were left in the care of paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service. Fire crews left the scene at around 11pm."