3 youngsters killed in road smash near Leuven

Three youngsters are dead following a road accident in Wilsele in Flemish Brabant Province this morning. A fourth person is in hospital fighting for his life.

All the victims are aged 18 and 19. The accident happened on the Aarschotsesteenweg around 4:30 AM this morning. A car crashed straight into a lorry that was coming from the other direction. Investigators are trying to establish what exactly happened.

Leuven police spokesman Marc Vranckx: "Three people were dead at the scene. A fourth person was seriously injured and was taken to hospital where he's fighting for his life.

The road had to be closed for a while, but could be reopened around 10 AM after it had been cleared.