Kent Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision on the A249 Sheppey Crossing earlier today.
At 1.18pm this afternoon, officers were notified of a collision between a red car and a white pick-up style transit in the Sittingbourne-bound carriageway.
The driver of the red car, a 42-year-old woman from Sheerness and her 8-year-old son died in the incident. A 6-year-old boy was hurt and taken to a London hospital for treatment his injuries which are described as being minor.
The male driver of the pick-up has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He is currently in police custody.
Officers from the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for information regarding the incident, particularly from witnesses who observed the white pick-up or red car prior to the collision. Anyone with any information and who have not yet spoken to police as yet, is asked to call Sergeant Chris Wade on 01622 798538.