Bromley man dies after crashing Mercedes in Ashford, then driving 11 miles to Romney Marsh

PUBLISHED: 16:13 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:21 24 August 2017



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His death is not being treated as suspicious

A Bromley man has died of a suspected heart attack hours after crashing his Mercedes into a lamppost on Wednesday evening.

The driver, who so far has not been named by police, reportedly crashed his black Mercedes CLA220 at the Finn Farm Roundabout in Ashford at around 8pm on Wednesday, August 23.

Despite crashing, police believe he carried on driving towards Hastings via the A2070.

Two hours later, officers found the driver, a man in his 20s, unresponsive inside the car in Guldeford Lane, Romney Marsh, roughly 11 miles away.

Secamb paramedics were called to the scene at 9.48pm.

A spokespreson from the ambulance service said: “We responded to a police call to a man in his car at Guldeford Lane, Brookland who was in cardiac arrest. We sent two cars, an ambulance and the HART team. Despite their efforts and that of the HEMS air ambulance team he was prounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating the circumstances.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “The death is not currently being treated as suspicious but officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the driver on his journey from Ashford to Romney Marsh.

“Anyone with information that could help with the investigation should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 23-1328 or call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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