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Couple who died in A303 crash named by police

Two people who died in a road traffic collision in Somerset last month have been named.

Robert and Brenda Newton, both aged 72 and from Ottery St Mary died after a collision with a van on the A303 near Buckland St Mary on October 31.

Police say a van which was travelling in a north easterly direction had just negotiated a sweeping right-hand bend when it appears to have crossed the centre of the road and smashed into Mr. and Mrs. Newton's car.

They were both seriously injured and died at the scene shortly afterwards. The van driver required treatment at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital before being released.

Police have appealed again for witnesses to the collision to come forward with any further information.


Government promise to improve A303 and A30

The Government has given a commitment that it'll work to improve the A303 and A30 in Devon and Somerset.

The leader of Devon County Council John Hart met with the Transport Minister John Hayes. It's now exploring options to make the road better while being sensitive to the environment.

The government has committed to improving the region's roads
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