06/03/2013 06:41 GMT

Kent Taxi Crash Kills Two

A taxi driver and one of his passengers were killed following a three-car crash, police said.

A young girl travelling in the back of the taxi was seriously injured in the collision in Cranbrook Road, Knox Bridge, Kent, at 7.30pm yesterday.

She was airlifted to a hospital in London where she was this morning in a stable condition but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening, Kent Police said.

Next of kin of the taxi driver, believed to be aged in his early 50s, and his front-seat passenger, a woman also believed to be from the Maidstone area, have been informed.

The drivers of the other cars involved in the crash - a man in his 40s driving a Chrysler and a woman in her mid-40s driving a Ford Galaxy - were treated for minor injuries.

The crash happened on a section of road that is a continuation of the A229 between Frittenden and Staplehurst.

A two-mile section of Cranbrook Road was closed for examination by investigators from Kent Police's serious collision investigation unit.