Brit dies and kids injured in horror crash of van carrying UK family in France

A British woman was killed in a horror crash in northern France that involved two cars and a van.

At least three people have been confirmed to have died on the A26, south of the city of Lens.

Local media reported that seven British nationals were travelling in the van when the collision happened just after 6pm last night.

A spokesperson for the emergency services said children are amongst those who were injured.

‘A van with a British family of seven people on board was one of the three vehicles involved in the crash,’ they added.

‘A 40-year-old British woman died instantly, along with two others travelling in another vehicle.

‘The other passengers – aged between six and 48 – were taken to hospital in Cambrai and Arras.’

A woman, aged 75, and a man, aged 45, who were travelling in one of the cars, are confirmed to have died

The other two passengers in this car were a 14-year-old boy and a 79-year-old man who are in a ‘critical condition’.

Four passengers, including three children, one as young as six, were travelling in the third vehicle when the crash happened.

Emergency services, including some 60 firefighters scrambled to the scene shortly after.

The crash happened on a section of the motorway where road works were taking place, between the towns of Neuville-Saint-Vaast and Thélus.

Metro.co.uk has contacted the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office for a comment.

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