Three people killed in a motorway crash as they travelled home from a music festival were named by police yesterday.
They were Paul Smith, aged 26, Joanna Walker, aged 18, and Andrew Lucas, aged 21, all of Maidstone, Kent.
They were returning from the V Festival at Weston Park, on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, on Monday on the M25.
They died at the scene when their Vauxhall Zafira hit a ditch and overturned after going down an embankment between Junctions 28 and 29 in Essex.
Three others were injured. The woman driver, believed to be in her late 20s, suffered multiple injuries and is in a serious condition. Another woman, believed to be in her late teens, suffered a broken arm and is stable. Both are in Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent. A man, in his 20s, is stable at Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Essex.
The Metropolitan Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, at around 3am on Monday. It is not thought another vehicle was involved.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned. Post-mortem examinations are expected this week.
Two of the three who died were thrown from the car including Joanna Walker. Witnesses should call 020 8597 4874.