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Inquest into A419 crash deaths

An inquest has heard how a drink driver and her friend were killed in a crash that catapulted their passengers out of the window.

Shaya Rae Leigh, who was 18, was almost twice over the limit when her car flipped over and hit a tree in Swindon last May.

17 year old Kerrylee O'Leary-Staniford was also killed.

Neither girl had been wearing their seat belts properly at the time .

The assistant coroner recorded a narrative verdict.

Shaya Rae Leigh was almost twice over the drink drive limit when she died

Accidental death verdicts in Somerset crash which killed four

An inquest into a crash on the A39 at Cannington in Somerset, which killed four people, has recorded verdicts of accidental death.

It happened last June when two cars collided head-on. A man and a woman died at the scene, and another man and woman died later in hospital. The inquest in Taunton heard that driver error was to blame.

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Cornwall school bus crash

A school bus carrying 11 children crashed with another vehicle in Cornwall this morning. It happened on the B3274 at St Issey near Wadebridge. The bus driver was seriously injured and taken to hospital by air ambulance.

One other person was injured. The school children were treated for shock. The road is currently closed.

Police appeal for witness to fatal collision

Police investigating a fatal accident on the A435 at Gotherington this morning are appealing to a van driver who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old man from Evesham, was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol but later died.

The accident happened at around 8am this morning between a red Yamaha motorcycle and a silver Peugeot 306.

Following information from people at the scene officers believe the driver of a white van may have witnessed the collision and be able to help them with their investigation.

The van was originally described as a BT van, however the company say none of their staff were in the area at the time.

A 20-year-old man from Apperley has been arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention and has been further arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He currently remains in police custody.

Man arrested after fatal accident on A38

A man has been arrested after a fatal accident on the A38 near Liskeard last Thursday.

The accident happened around 2.20pm at Halfway House, in the Glynn Valley. It is thought that there were six vehicles involved, including a motorcyclist who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The motorcyclist was a local man in his early seventies who had been travelling eastbound towards Liskeard when he collided with a car and a HGV travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of a BMW, a 37 year old from St Austell, was arrested for causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail until 9 January 2013.

Police would like to appeal of witnesses to this incident to contact them on 101 and quote log 396 of 6 September 2012.

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Teenager who died in Taunton crash is named

Jake Brawn died after his motorbike collided with a tree. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The family of a 19 year old man who died following a road traffic collision in Taunton yesterday have named him.

Jake Brawn was travelling on a motorbike on Honiton Road at Blagdon Hill when he collided with a tree.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

Teenager who died in Taunton crash is named

Jake Brawn died after his motorbike collided with a tree. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The family of a 19 year old man who died following a road traffic collision in Taunton yesterday have named him.

Jake Brawn was travelling on a motorbike on Honiton Road at Blagdon Hill when he collided with a tree.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Taunton.

Three motorcyclists were travelling south along Honiton Road just before 1pm yesterday when one of the machines left the road on a nearside bend and was in collision with a tree.

The 19-year-old injured man received treatment at the scene but died shortly afterwards.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.

If you can help, call the collision investigation unit on the force number 101.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Taunton.

Three motorcyclists were travelling south along Honiton Road just before 1pm yesterday when one of the machines left the road on a nearside bend and was in collision with a tree.

The 19-year-old injured man received treatment at the scene but died shortly afterwards.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.

If you can help, call the collision investigation unit on the force number 101.

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