Two killed in collision near Hatherleigh

26 July 2018, 09:11 | Updated: 26 July 2018, 09:18

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Two men have died and one has been seriously injured in a collision near Hatherleigh.

Emergency services were called at 9.30pm after the collision involving a green Honda Civic on the A3072 at Pulworthy Cross. 

The driver, a 32-year-old man from Jacobstowe, and the front seat passenger, a 26-year-old man from Hatherleigh, were pronounced dead at the scene. 

A rear seat passenger, a 21-year-old man from Hatherleigh, was airlifted by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries. 

A fourth passenger, a 29-year-old man from Okehampton, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by ambulance. 

The road was closed for eight hours while a forensic examination of the scene was carried out. 

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact them and would also like to hear from anyone who saw the Honda Civic travelling along the A3072 from Holsworthy towards Hatherleigh prior to the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0979 of 25/07/18.