Two women dead and boy, 3, rushed to hospital after horror crash during heatwave

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Two women are dead and a three-year-old boy is in hospital after an horrific car crash in Wales.

A 22-year-old man who was in a second car was also hospitalised with serious injuries and remains in a stable condition.

Police are asking eyewitnesses and anyone who may have spotted the cars before the incident on dashcam footage to come forward.

An air ambulance attended the scene along with five rapid response vehicles and two ambulances, as well as police.

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: “We’re appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision that happened at about 10.15am on Tuesday 19 July.

“It happened on Fochriw Road, close to the slate quarry.

“A blue Citreon C3 and a white Ford Ranger were involved in the collision.

“Two women in the Citreon, aged 30 and 79, have died and a 3-year-old boy was injured and taken to hospital where he is stable.

“The family is being supported by specially trained officers.

“A 22-year-old man who was in the Ford Ranger was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.

“If you were travelling on that road at the time of the collision, have dashcam footage, or any information that could help the investigation please call us on 101, quoting, 2200241300 or you can DM us.”

Details of those involved in the crash have not been released.
The victims’ next of kin have been informed.