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Boxing Day collision kills father and Daughter

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man and a teenage girl died in a collision in Croydon on Boxing Day.

Police were called to Purley Way, Croydon at 14:56hrs on Friday, 26 December, following reports of a collision between a Renault Megane and a Kia Cee’d.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found the critically injured 53-year-old man and 15-year-old girl, both of whom had been travelling in the Renault. They were pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.

The man and the girl are believed to be related. Officers are in the process of informing next of kin and await formal identification.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

The diver of the Kia stopped at the scene. He was not injured and has not been arrested.

There are no other reported injuries.

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that may assist the investigation should call police on 101.

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