Road closed for much of the day following two-car collision near South Molton.

TWO women have died and a passenger is in hospital with serious injuries following a crash on the A361 North Devon Link Road near South Molton earlier today (Saturday).

The two-vehicle accident, a few miles north of the Aller Cross Roundabout, happened just before 11am.

One woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the second died after being airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

The road between Aller Cross and Portmore in Barnstaple was closed for much of the day but re-opened at around 6.15pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call 101 and quote log number 351 of June 14, 2014.

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