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Two men killed as car plunges into flooded river
10:34am Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
TWO men in their 20s have died after their car crashed into a river in north Devon.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward after the incident which took place just after 8am on Friday on an unclassified road from the A361 at South Molton to North Molton.
The blue Peugeot 306 convertible was travelling from the North Molton direction when it left the road and dropped 15 feet into the fast-flowing flooded River Mole.
A police spokesman said: “The driver, a 25-year-old man from Brixham, sustained serious injuries and was taken to North Devon District Hospital. 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.
The spokesman added: “We 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 October 12.”
The road reopened at 4.55pm.