Wiltshire Police have named the two young women who died in a crash in the early hours today (Saturday) on the outskirts of Swindon.
A grey Renault Clio left the northbound A419, about 350 metres north of the A420 White Hart junction, at about 5am and ended up down a bank in undergrowth about 20 metres from the road.
Three passengers were thrown clear of the vehicle. Two people were found by officers in the badly-damaged car.
The driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was 18-year-old Shaya Rae Leigh of Reading Street, Swindon.
A female passenger, 17-year-old Kerry Staniford, of Albion Street, Swindon, died later at Great Western Hospital, Swindon.
Two 20-year-old male passengers who were taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol are critically injured and in intensive care.
Another 20-year-old male is being treated for serious injuries in Great Western Hospital, Swindon.
Wiltshire Police have appointed family liaison officers to support the families.
PC Jeff Rice, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was an horrific incident and we would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two young women who sadly died.
“We are very keen to hear from anyone who was on the A419 near the scene at around 5am today. We would also like to hear from anyone with any information about the movements of the people in the car during Friday night and the early hours of Saturday.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101 and ask for the Serious Collision Investigation Team.
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