UPDATE: Two dead in crash on A149 near King’s Lynn

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Two women have died following a crash on the main route between Lynn and Hunstanton yesterday afternoon..

Emergency crews were called to the A149, between the Knights Hill roundabout and the Castle Rising junction, shortly after 5pm yesterday following a collision between a blue Peugeot 107 and a blue Vauxhall Astra.

Police say the crash happened near the Castle Rising junction.

The female driver of the Peugeot was pronounced dead at the scene. Her female passenger was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn, but later died.

The male driver of the Vauxhall was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. His condition is not yet known.

The road was closed for several hours, with drivers being diverted via Hillington and West Newton.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Norfolk Police serious collision investigation team on 101.