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Driver in Bolivia crash that killed two Brits might not have had valid licence

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The driver in a crash which killed two Brits may not have had a driving licence, it has been claimed (Picture PA)

A driver who died in a horrific car smash that also killed two British teenagers may not have a valid driving licence, reports have suggested.

Freddie McLennan and Joe Atkins, both 19, died in the crash on Bolivias famous Salar de Uyunim – the worlds largest salt flat.

The driver, Alberto Barco, 22, was also killed in the incident which happened on Sunday night, around 186 miles south of the Bolivian capital of La Paz.

Officials in Bolivia have said Mr Barcos driving licence was not found at the scene and there seems to have been no record of him passing his test.

Commander Rojas Hurtado told the Daily Mail : I dont think he had much experience because when we went to the scene, he did not have a driving licence on him.

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The group were driving on the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia (Picture: Getty)

Undated family handout photo of Freddie McLennan, 19, has been named as one of the Britons who died in a car crash in Bolivia on Sunday, along with Joe Atkins. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday June 12, 2019. See PA story DEATH Bolivia. Photo credit should read: Family handout/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Freddie McLennan, 19, was among those killed (Picture: PA)

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated family handout photo of Joe Atkins, 19, has been named as one of the Britons who died in a car crash in Bolivia on Sunday, along with Freddie McLennan. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday June 12, 2019. See PA story DEATH Bolivia. Photo credit should read: Family handout/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

He was travelling with Joe Atkins, 19, who also died in the smash (Picture: PA)

In that moment, he was not carrying it. Possibly, he may not have passed his test, we are still confirming that.

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Freddie and Joe both from Kent, were travelling South America as part of their gap year.

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Four other people were also injured in the crash, including Brit Callum Fraser, 19, who went to the same school.

Three other injured people were identified as Argentinians Walter Rossi, 22, Francisco Ceruti, 21, and Uruguayan Gabriel Martinez Bueno, 26.

Freddies family paid tribute to him as an exceptional young man who was as caring as he was fun to be with.

Pictured: Callum Fraser Two teenage British tourists have been killed in a car accident in Bolivia, authorities in the country have said. Police said 19-year-old Britons Freddie Michael McLennan and George Joseph Atkins and the driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Alberto Barco, were killed in the incident.

Callum Fraser was also injured (Picture: PA)

He excelled at school and his exam results were a source of great pride, they said.

He was thoroughly enjoying his opportunity to travel and experience new parts of the world, before preparing for the next stage in his life at Leeds University.

Freddies family added: We are eternally grateful that Freddie came into our lives. We are struggling to come to terms with his passing.

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