Five killed in early morning motorway car crashes

Four people were killed in a car crash on the A1 near Deventer around 6am on Monday morning. The car apparently drove into the supports of an overhead matrix board and burst into flames, broadcaster NOS said.

‘It is a very tragic accident,’ a police spokesman said. ‘We do not know why the car left the road and drove into the gantry.’ The police are also still trying to identify the victims.

The motorway was closed for a time while police dealt with the accident but has now been largely reopened.

Elsewhere, a 19-year-old woman was killed and a 24-year-old injured in an accident on the A28 when the car they were driving in hit the safety barrier, tipped over and ended up in the verge.

Again, no other vehicles were involved, police said.

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