Police seek two men witnesses who may have seen fatal car crash in East Budleigh

Police want to trace two men thought to have seen a fatal car crash in East Budleigh where a teenager died and two were injured.

Investigating officers believe two men, one wearing a cream-coloured top, saw the blue Ford Fiesta crash on Budleigh Hill, colliding with a wall, at around 10pm on Wednesday, May 25.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the two men left before police arrived, and are appealing for the witnesses to get in touch.

Officers also want to hear from anyone who was in the Budleigh Hill area at the time of the crash, who has mobile phone or dashcam footage.

The front seat passenger in the car, an 18-year-old man from North Devon, died at the scene, said police.

An 18-year-old man from Cornwall suffered serious injuries, was treated at hospital then discharged.

A 17-year-old Devon boy was left with minor injuries after the crash.

Police have thanked those witnesses who have already come forward and spoken to investigating officers.

Sergeant Keith Parkinson, of the Serious Collision Investigations Team, said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances behind the collision, and I’d like to thank witnesses who have come forward to help with our enquiries.

“We are looking to trace two men who were at the scene and are believed to have seen what happened but left before officers arrived. One of them was believed to have been wearing a cream-coloured top.

“We’d also like to hear from anyone who was in the Budleigh Hill area at the time and has dash cam or mobile phone footage.”

If you have information to help police, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 982 of 26/5/21.

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