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Two dead after car dropped 15ft into River Mole in North Devon

By This is Devon  |  Posted: October 13, 2012

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two men in their 20s died in a fatal car crash in north Devon.

Just after 8am yesterday officers and emergency services were called to a single-vehicle collision on an unclassified road that leads from the A361 at South Molton to North Molton.

The Air Ambulance was called and landed in the nearby Riverside Country Park at 9:10am.

The blue Peugeot 306 convertible was travelling from the direction of North Molton when it left the road and dropped 15 feet into the fast-flowing flooded River Mole.

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Brixham, sustained serious injuries and was taken to North Devon District Hospital by ambulance. He died a short time later.

The passenger, a 24-year-old man from South Molton, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Formal identification has not taken place although next of kin have been informed.

Officers from the Force Serious Collisions Investigation Unit have launched an investigation into the collision.

They are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the Peugeot travelling from the Exmoor direction toward North Molton or South Molton sometime during the late evening of Thursday or early hours of Friday morning to contact police on 101, quoting log number 148 of 12/10/12.

The road reopened at 4.55pm.

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