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Dog walkers and their pet killed by BMW

The collision occurred around 2pm on Saturday on Thurnham Lane in Bearsted, Kent
The collision occurred around 2pm on Saturday on Thurnham Lane in Bearsted, Kent - UKNIP

A man, a woman and a dog have been killed in a collision with a BMW X5 in a village in Kent.

The two pedestrians, both in their 60s, were walking the dog in Thurnham Lane, Bearsted, when the black SUV collided with them at about 1.40pm on Saturday.

Kent Police officers attended the scene along with South East Coast Ambulance Service, where the two pedestrians were pronounced dead.

The force said the man driving the BMW stayed at the scene and spoke to officers. No arrests have been made.

Steven Edwards, who rents a commercial yard off Thurnham Lane, said some drivers use the road as a rat run, adding that recent icy conditions turned parts of it into a “skid pan”.

He said: “Some people race up there but as a rule the locals do go quite slow.

“It’s 30mph through the built-up area and then it goes into a national speed limit, which is ridiculous because you should never be doing that up there.”

The road, between Pilgrims Way in Thurnham, and Ware Street in Bearsted, was closed for several hours but has since re-opened.

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