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Romford man injured in motorway horror crash that killed brother and sister

PUBLISHED: 09:26 16 May 2014 | UPDATED: 09:31 16 May 2014

A lorry driver has been arrested following the double fatal crash

A lorry driver has been arrested following the double fatal crash

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A Romford man has been injured in a five-vehicle motorway collision that resulted in the deaths of a brother and sister.

The crash occurred around 2.15pm yesterday on the northbound carriageway between junctions 7-8 Harlow to Bishops Stortford/Stansted Airport.

The two people who died are believed to be a 53-year-old man from the Netherlands and his 45-year-old sister from Kent.

Their family has been informed but they have not been formally identified.

They were in a Toyota car that was struck by other vehicles and collided with the rear of a Mercedes horse box, with five horses on board.

The car caught light with the impact and sadly the siblings died at the scene.

Two people were taken to hospital. The 49-year-old driver of a Jaguar car from Romford received head injuries and remains under observation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and his passenger, a 23-year-old woman from Cyprus, who was catching a flight from Stansted Airport, was flown by air ambulance and remains in Addenbrooke’s hospital with serious internal injuries at this time.

The drivers of a lorry, the horsebox and a Vauxhall van received minor injuries.

The HGV driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The 49-year-old man from Stafford, Staffordshire, was questioned and later released on police bail until September 15 while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation unit on 101 or via email at collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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