Two teenagers killed in horrific road smash

TWO teenagers are dead following a horror smash on a treacherous Burnley road.

A BMW saloon, carrying four males, lost control on Marsden Road shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday, flying over a grass banking and crashing into a garden wall and a parked car.

A 16-year-old boy from Accrington was pronounced dead at the scene while the three other occupants, all from Accrington, were taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital. One of them, a 19-year-old man, later died from his injuries.

The remaining two occupants of the car, two men aged 18 and 20, remain in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The road was closed for around six hours to allow accident investigation to take place and specially trained police officers are providing support to the families involved.

Sgt Steve Wignall said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident in which two young people have sadly lost their lives. An investigation is now underway to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision.

“It’s believed a white car had been travelling with the BMW and I would like to speak with anybody who may have seen the white car or the BMW being driven prior to the collision.

“I would also appeal to anybody who witnessed the collision itself or has any information they think could assist with this inquiry to contact police.”

Anybody with any information should contact police on 08451 253545 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.