Teenager and man in his 20s killed in horrific Bank Holiday car crash

A teenager and a man in his 20s have been killed in a horrific Bank Holiday accident.

The incident happened, near Newton Abbott, Devon, shortly after 5.45pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

An air ambulance landed at the scene last night and the route was shut overnight by police.

A third person was seriously injured in the crash.

Police have now launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses who saw what happened to come forward.

A third person has also been left seriously injured, reports Devon Live.

Passers-by leapt into action to try and save trapped motorists, as cops warned road users to use alternative routes.

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Firefighters, ambulance, air medics and three police cars raced to the scene after the crash, near the turn for Fosterville.

This morning, Alastair Fry, Force Incident Manager for Devon and Cornwall Police, told Devon Live: "At 17.46pm on Monday, we were called to a two-vehicle road traffic collision in Clay Pits Way, Kingsteignton, Devon.

"Two vehicles collided on this section of road and as a result of this collision, there have been two fatalities and one serious injury.

"All persons involved in the collision were from the Chudleigh area.

"Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact us on 101 quoting log number 771 of the 27 August."

Ben Robson-Burrell, 25, was driving home from his job at Trago Mills when he arrived at the crash scene.

In a selfless act, he and seven others ran towards the wreckage and flames.

Members of the public helped rescue the man in the car not alight.

“As I drove closer I could see the smoke, the flames were huge.

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“Three lads were trying to yank the back door off. I went inside the car to reach the older gentlemen inside.

“We were trying to get him out of the back because the front was so crumpled.

“There was a man talking to him, to help him relax.

“It was just a bit of a blur.”

He added: “[I am] devastated that this has happened. I was fortunate I was not there a few minutes earlier.

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