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Two people were killed while a 12-year-old girl was left critically injured, after a car crashed into a group on the pavement.

The group of five were said to have been walking home after an evening out in Ashford, Kent, when the car mounted the pavement into the group shortly after midnight.

The car went off the road, killing 49-year-old Denise Head and critically injuring 67-year-old man Brian Moon, who later died in hospital. The 12-year-old girl, known as Rosie, was also taken to the hospital with a critical but stable condition. Two other women who were with the group remained in the hospital with injuries.

Police were questioning a 24-year-old man arrested nearby on"suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving," says the Daily Mail - though like, two people died.

Witnesses say the car smashed into the pedestrians, destroying a low brick wall. The reason as to why and how the car went off the road is still unknown.

Friends and family were left devastated, and many payed tribute by laying the scene with flowers and messages.

[via DailyMail]