Hollyoaks has revealed the tragic outcome of the Lomaxes car crash.

In a shock storyline screening this week, viewers saw Danny (Stephen Billington) and Sam (Lizzie Roper) Lomax’s car hit by a van just after they had finalised plans to move to New Zealand with most of their family.

But last night (August 5) E4 showed what the result of the smash was in their First Look episode, confirming that both characters died at the scene.

Police officers visited the Lomax family home, where they broke the tragic news to daughters Tegan (Jessica Ellis) and Leela (Kirsty-Leigh Porter), as well as Danny’s son Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson), who was there to hear it.

The crash scenes were filmed in June, but had been kept under wraps to surprise viewers that the actors were leaving their roles after a year on Hollyoaks.

Stephen has been shooting films Still Waters and Enemy Of England, while Lizzie is starring in one-woman show Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.