McLaren workers killed in tragic car crash near Woking HQ

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Two McLaren workers have died after the Subaru Impreza they were travelling in collided with a Ford Transit van near the Formula 1 team's headquarters in Woking.

The two staff, who are yet to be unnamed, worked on the production line that creates McLaren's supercars at the Woking plant but died at the scene of the crash that occurred on the A320 in Ottershaw near Woking, Surrey.

Three rapid response vehicles, an ambulance and an air ambulance were dispatched to the scene, while the van driver – said to be in his 60s – was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer of McLaren Automotive, told Sky News: "We have been informed that we have sadly lost two hard working and extremely well-liked employees.

"They will be sorely missed by their friends and colleagues and our heartfelt condolences go out to their families."

A spokesperson for the South East Coast Ambulance Service told The Mirror: "The report was there were three patients but sadly two patients were pronounced dead at the scene.

"One male patient, believed to be from the van, had suffered injuries including suspected chest injuries.

"He was taken to St George's Hospital, in Tooting."

The A320 just outside of the McLaren Production Centre was closed for several hours to allow emergency services and police to secure the scene and carry out a thorough investigation.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said: "Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have seen the incident or the events surrounding it is urged to contact Surrey Police as a matter of urgency."