Bear Street closed between Gorwell Road and Walton Way following death of passenger.

Police are investing a fatal car crash in Barnstaple.

Emergency services were called to Bear Street at around 2.15pm yesterday (Tuesday) following a collision between a Citroen Berlingo and a Vauxhall Corsa.

The driver and the passenger of the Corsa, both female, were taken to North Devon District Hospital for treatment.

The female passenger, who was in her 80s, later died. Her family has been informed.

The driver of the Corsa remains in hospital.

The police Serious Collisions Investigation Unit is currently at the scene and has re-closed the road between Gorwell Road and Walton Way.

Police are appealing for witnesses. If you witnessed the collision, please email police at or call 101 and quote log number 419 of September 22.