Ottery St Mary couple named as victims of fatal collision in Somerset


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A couple from Ottery have been formally identified as the victims of a fatal road traffic collision in Somerset.

Robert and Brenda Newton, both 72, died at the scene following a collision with a van near Buckland St Mary on Monday, October 31.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said: “The incident happened just after 1pm. A van which was travelling in a north-easterly direction had just negotiated at sweeping right hand bend when it appears to have crossed the centre of the road and was in collision with a car travelling in the opposite direction.

“The occupants of the car – Mr and Mrs Newton – were both seriously injured and sadly died at the scene shortly afterwards.”

He added that a van driver required treatment at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital before being released.

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Collision investigators are appealing for information about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on 101, quoting reference CI/222/16.

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