One killed, five hurt in van accident

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One man was killed when the van he was in crashed into a tree on the N709 near Biddinghuizen on Wednesday morning. The five other people in the van were injured, several of them seriously, according to the police. 

The accident happened around 4:00 a.m. According to the police, it does not look like any other cars were involved, but the circumstances surrounding the accident are still unclear.

The fire department had to cut three of the people out of the van. The five injured people were taken to the hospital.

The N709 between Biddinghuizen and Elburg is closed in both directions for investigation.