Exeter coach driver bailed after horror crash in Looe

Exeter coach driver bailed after horror crash on A387 near Looe

Exeter coach driver bailed after horror crash on A387 near Looe

First published in Devon

A COACH driver from Exeter has been released on bail following a crash in Looe yesterday that left two people dead.

The 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was taken into police custody at Launceston and later released on police bail until August 11 2014.

The bus was operated by Carmel and police believe it was being used for a trip organised by Age Concern from Exmouth.

Police and other emergency services attended the fatal collision involving a coach in the Looe area on Tuesday 13 May.

At around 1pm police officers were called to the A387 at Morval, around three miles from Looe, to reports that a coach had collided with a wall.

The coach had been travelling from the Plymouth direction towards Looe between Sandplace and Widegates when the incident occurred.

Two women passengers on the bus died from injuries sustained in the collision.

Fire and ambulance crews were also called to the scene.

Seven other people were taken to hospital by air ambulance. Four others were taken to hospital by land ambulance.

Anyone concerned their relative may have been on the coach can call Derriford Hospital on 0845 155 8155.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to please call police on 101 quoting log 351 of 13 May.

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