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Last Updated: Friday, 15 June 2007, 15:42 GMT 16:42 UK
Three killed in 'wrong way' crash
A38 crash scene
The accident happened just before midnight
Three people have been killed in a crash in Devon after reports a car was seen driving the wrong way along the carriageway.

The two-vehicle accident happened just before midnight on the A38 near Lyneham, Plympton.

Police said evidence pointed to one of the cars being driven on the wrong side of the road for a couple of miles.

Police said those killed were a 33-year-old woman from Torpoint and couple aged 59 and 60 from Ivybridge.

"Three persons were pronounced dead at the scene," said a police spokesman.

"Immediately prior to this road traffic collision, a report had been received of a vehicle travelling the wrong way along the A38," he said.

Collision investigators were called to the scene and officers have appealed for witnesses.




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