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Teenager arrested as pensioner dies in Biggin Hill crash

PUBLISHED: 09:40 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:40 11 October 2017

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The crash happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning

A pensioner has died after two cars collided in Biggin Hill in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police were called to Main Road at the junction with St Winifred’s Road just after 2.30am, after London Ambulance Service was called to the scene.

On arrival officers found both cars had ended up in a bush just off the road.

Four people were injured in the crash, including a 74-year-old woman with “critical injuries”, who died at the scene.

A man in his 70s travelling in the same car as the deceased has been taken to hospital with a broken leg, while another woman in the car was treated for minor injuries.

The 17-year-old driver of the other car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

According to Met Police, he is being checked over at a hospital before being taken to a south London police station for questioning.

As of 8.30am, the road was still closed for clearance and investigation works.

A post mortem on the deceased, who is awaiting formal identification, will be held in due course.

Her next of kin have been informed.

A spokesperson from Met Police said: “Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call detectives on 0208 285 1574 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

“To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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