A girl, 16, died and a boy, 15, was rushed to hospital after a Toyota plowed into a barrier in a horrific accident – the driver, 17, was arrested.

A girl, 16, died and a boy, 15, was rushed to hospital after a Toyota plowed into a barrier in a horrific accident – the driver, 17, was arrested.


  • The incident happened on the A249 near Maidstone at around 18:45 on Saturday

A 16-year-old girl has died while another boy, 15, was rushed to the hospital after a terrible accident while the driver, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested.

The incident happened on the A249 near Maidstone at around 12.45pm on Saturday, when a white Toyota Hilux hit a road barrier and overturned, Kent Police said.

The car was traveling towards Sittingborne and crashed into a barrier near the Church Hill junction.

A 16-year-old girl died at the scene and her next of kin have been notified.

A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital with minor injuries, but was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken into custody, the force said.

The incident happened on the A249 near Maidstone at around 18:45 on Saturday, when a white Toyota Hilux hit a road barrier and overturned, Kent Police said.

The car was traveling towards Sittingborne and crashed into a barrier near the Church Hill junction.

The car was traveling towards Sittingborne and crashed into a barrier near the Church Hill junction.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a fatal crash on the A249 which claimed the life of a girl.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a fatal crash on the A249 which claimed the life of a girl.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The investigation is being led by the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) and officers are urging drivers with dashcams to check for any relevant footage.

They also want to speak to anyone who saw the collision or the Toyota in the moments before it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact SCIU on 01622 798 538, quoting reference RY/HG/021/24, or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.