Driver in fatal Cornwall coach crash released on bail

The driver of a coach which crashed in Cornwall on Tuesday killing two elderly women has been released on police bail until August.

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Driver continues to be questioned over Cornwall crash

The driver of a coach that crashed killing two women continues to be questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

One woman died at the scene while a second woman was taken by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth but was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

A woman who lives in the nearby village of No Man's Land, said she had been told the coach had been taking pensioners on a trip to Looe when it crashed near the Snooty Fox country hotel.

Mrs Roberta Powley said:

I think they were all OAPs on a trip. They were heading down to Looe. They have opened up what used to be the Memorial Hall in Morval and giving them tea and coffee.

I was told the coach crashed at the Snooty Fox, and that is up a very steep hill going down into Looe.

– Roberta Powley


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Coach driver being questioned in Launceston

Two women passengers have died and seven others have been seriously injured after a coach ploughed into a hedge and crashed near Looe.

The driver of the coach, which was carrying passengers aged 60 and over from Exmouth, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Insp Andrew Hamilton from Devon and Cornwall Police's Serious Collisions Unit says investigations are taking place to find out exactly what happened.


Plymouth hospital declares 'major incident'

The Derriford Hospital in Plymouth has declared a major incident, according to its official Twitter feed.

The South West Ambulance Service is also attending the crash.

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