Three Britons die in Holland road smash

Three Britons have died following a road crash in Holland during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The three men, named in reports as Jonathan Chandler, 28, Dean Andrews, 34, and Shaun Williams, 28, and who are all thought to be from Newtown in mid-Wales, were killed on the A16 motorway near Rotterdam. It is understood that the men had been heading to Spa in Belgium for next week's Grand Prix motor-racing event.

According to the BBC, the three men stopped to avoid colliding with a vehicle in front of them which had smashed into the central reservation on the motorway. They avoided the vehicle but a car travelling behind careered into them, fatally injuring all three. Two died on the way to hospital and a third died a short time after arrival.

A 47-year-old man is currently being questioned by Dutch police.

Arrangements are currently under way to repatriate the bodies.


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