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Two teens killed in car and truck collision near Turku

The driver of the car is suspected by police of two negligent homicides.

The scene of the crash near Turku airport. Image: Roni Lehti / Lehtikuva

Two young people were killed in a collision between a car and a truck near Turku airport on Friday night.

According to police, there were six people travelling in the car at the time of the crash. The two victims were a young woman, born in 2005, who was a back seat passenger, and a young man, also born in 2005, who was sitting in the trunk of the car.

Police believe that the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle on a section of the airport road that curves to the left, leading to the rear of the car colliding with the front of the oncoming truck and trailer.

The crash was reported to the emergency services by one of the passengers of the car shortly before 11pm on Friday evening, police added.

According to local sources, the kilometre-long stretch of road where the collision occurred is popular with young motorists and moped drivers. A large truck terminal is also located along the road.

Police chief Kristiina Kontio of the Southwest Finland Police Department told the STT news agency on Saturday that officers have begun interviewing some of the passengers involved in the crash, but the exact sequence of events is still unclear.

"The picture will certainly become clearer as the investigation progresses. For example, we are still investigating what led to the car slipping off the road," Kontio said, adding that alcohol is not believed to have played a role in the crash.

The driver of the car, who was born in 2004, is suspected of endangering traffic safety and two counts of negligent homicide.