THREE people killed in a car crash near King’s Lynn were from Lancashire, police said.

The trio, believed to be a man and a woman in their 60s and a man in his 30s, were travelling on the A47 at around 11.15am yesterday when their car collided with a truck.

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry suffered minor injuries.

There was also a minor collision between a silver Ford Transit minibus and a white Mercedes Sprinter van following the first collision.

According to local reports, the minibus was carrying students from a nearby sixth form centre, who were left ‘distraught’ after witnessing the fatal crash.