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Appeal fund after dad and two children die in France

By Tom Wilkinson

An appeal fund has been set up for surviving relatives after a British father and two of his children were killed on a French motorway.

John Crompton (31) from Hartlepool was driving partner Makayla Lund and their three children along the A39 in Beaurepaire-en-Bresse, which is between Lyon and Dijon, when their car crashed shortly after 7am on Sunday.

Their two oldest children, Morgan and Evie-Lily, were killed when they were thrown from the family's Nissan. Mr Crompton was trapped in the wreckage and suffered a fatal heart attack soon after the emergency services freed him.

His youngest child Kyle is thought to have been seriously injured and was flown by air ambulance to hospital in Lyon. Ms Lund's injuries were not believed to be so serious.

On Sunday Colin Harrison posted on a Facebook group called Hartlepool Billiards and Snooker, of which Mr Crompton was a member. He said: "Heartbreaking news about one of the league's top players."

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