Phil Spencer suffers tragedy as parents killed after vehicle crashes into river on farm | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Location, Location, Location presenter Phil Spencer is in mourning after his parents were killed in a tragic car crash.

The Channel 4 star’s dad Richard, 89, and mum Anne, 82, died on Friday following the accident at the family’s farm.

His parents’ car careered into a river on their farm at Littlebourne, near Canterbury, Kent in the incident.

The couple were driving to a pub for lunch when their car suddenly veered off the access road into a shallow tributary river.

After the crash, police and the fire brigade pulled Richard and Anne from the vehicle, and they were then rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead and his wife later died.

A woman in her sixties was also in the car at the time of the crash and sustained minor injuries.

Kent Police said they were called at 12.36pm following a single vehicle collision at Littlebourne.

A 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.”

Three fire engines and a water rescue unit winched the crashed car from the river in a two-hour-long effort.

Phil’s Location, Location, Location co-host Kirstie Allsopp said the presenter felt some comfort that his parents were together when they died.

According to The Sun, Kirstie said: “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.”

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