Two teenagers killed after VW Polo hits tree

Any witnesses are urged to call 101

Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenagers died in a road traffic collision on the Barnhill Lane close to the Knedlington Road crossroads, Howden at 8.15pm last night (Tuesday 7 February).

A green Volkswagen Polo left the road and collided with a tree.

The two passengers  – a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy – sadly both died at the scene. Specially trained traffic officers have been deployed to support the families of the teenagers who died.

The driver of the car  a 19-year-old man – sustained minor injuries. He has been arrested and is currently in police custody assisting us with our enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the way the Volkswagen Polo was being driven prior to the crash should call us on 101 quoting log 547 of 07/02/17.

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