TV star Phil Spencer's parents KILLED in horror car crash

'Location, Location, Location' star Phil Spencer has suffered a massive loss as it is revealed both of his parents have been killed in a car crash.

Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer's parents have died in a car crash.

The 53-year-old TV star - who is best known for presenting Channel 4's 'Location, Location, Location' alongside Kirstie Allsopp - has been left in shock after his parents Richard, 89, and Anne, 82, could not be saved when their car careered off the road at the family farm where he grew up into a river on Friday (18.08.23) lunchtime.

At the time, Phil was with his siblings Robert, Caryn, and Helen.

Phil's co-host Kirstie told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I’ve spoken to Phil and it’s tragic for the Spencer family, but his parents were together and that’s something that is a great source of solace to them all. The family is very loving and close. There are four children, Phil, Robert, Caryn and Helen, and they had eight grandchildren."

"This is awful for all of the family, but they were together at the end and they were lovely people.

“They were on their way to the pub on a Friday afternoon in Kent, where they lived — they were in the place they loved, with the person they loved. They were both people of Christian faith.

“Phil and his siblings are all consoling each other at this difficult time.”

Another woman was in the car with the tragic couple as they headed out for lunch at a local pub but she has survived with minor injuries and three fire engines along with a water rescue unit spent two hours trying to winch the car from the water.

A Kent Police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended along with other emergency services and a man and woman in their 80s were taken to a local hospital where they were later pronounced deceased.

“A third person, a woman in her 60s, was in the vehicle and sustained minor injuries.

“The next of kin has been informed and a report will now be prepared for the coroner.”

It remains unclear who was driving at the time of the incident but the police are now looking for any witnesses who can help summarise an explanation of the incident.

Retired chief superintendent Simon Ovens, former head of the Met’s traffic and transport command, said: “The main role of the police now will be to ascertain how this incident happened.

“They will speak to any witnesses for an explanation of what occurred. They will also be looking if there was anything on the road at the time that might have made it happen, such as an animal or another vehicle.

"Investigators will also be looking at the vehicle itself to see whether there were any mechanical defects.

“Then they will be looking at the driver behind the wheel at the time to see whether the incident could have been caused by a medical ­episode or something like eyesight."

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