Coach driver held after two killed in crash

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THE driver of a coach which crashed killing two women has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The coach was carrying more than 50 passengers on what is believed to be an Age Concern trip to the seaside town of Looe when it careered into a hedge on the A387 at Morval, at around 1pm yesterday, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

A woman died at the scene while a second woman was taken by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth but was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

Seven other passengers were seriously injured and four walking wounded were also treated after the coach crashed on the winding road, a spokesman for the South West Ambulance Service said.

Police arrested the driver, a 57- year-old man from Exeter.