A39 crash victim named by police

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Penelope Woolaway, 67, from Appledore was pronounced dead at the scene after collision near Bideford on Saturday.

A WOMAN who was killed in a collision on the A39 near Bideford on Saturday has been named by police.

Penelope Woolaway 67, from Appledore, was the passenger in a red Ford Ka which was travelling from Barnstaple.

The Ka was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Scirocco, travelling from Bideford, which happened shortly after 1.30pm.

Mrs Woolaway was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 56-year-old man, was airlifted to Derriford Hospital with serious head injuries.


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The 69-year-old driver of the Scirocco was taken to North Devon District Hospital with serious leg injuries.

Both men are still in hospital in a serious condition.

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The A39 was closed in both directions from the Heywood Road roundabout in Bideford to the Roundswell roundabout in Barnstaple for several hours and reopened at 9.30pm.

Police said a formal investigation was now under way to establish the cause of the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting log number 440 of February 22.

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