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Woman and toddler die as car collides with lorry

Passing motorists and paramedics went to the aid of crash victims close to Churchover, near Rugby.

A woman and a two-year-old boy have died after the car they were travelling in was involved in a crash in Warwickshire.

A man aged 35 and a six-year-old girl from the same vehicle were taken to hospital for treatment after the accident on the A426 close to Churchover, near Rugby, at 10.30pm on Saturday.

Officers said the blue Nissan Qashqai collided with a lorry as it was coming off the M6 at junction 1 onto the A426.

The child and the 31-year-old woman who died were both passengers in the Nissan, Warwickshire Police confirmed.

Inspector Andrew Bennett said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased at this time.

“Despite the attempts of other drivers and paramedics, the woman and boy were declared dead at the scene.

“We will have officers at the scene today as we continue to investigate how this collision happened.

“There is likely to be some disruption in the area while we investigate. I would like to thank local people for their support and patience.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles involved in the moments leading up to the incident to contact us.”

Anyone with information can call Warwickshire Police on 101.

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