A statement on the earlier collision from Devon & Cornwall Police, which the North Devon Journal are calling a “high-speed collision”.
Emergency services are currently still at the scene of a serious collision on the A39 near Clovelly in which five people have been injured.
Police, fire and ambulance crews were called at 10.50am today [31 October] after the collision between a BMW estate and a Vauxhall Astra.
Five people sustained injuries, three of them serious, and three air ambulances and the police helicopter attended the scene to evacuate casualties.
The male driver and female passenger of the BMW sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to Derriford Hospital. Two children in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and were taken to North Devon District Hospital.
The male driver of the Astra suffered a serious leg injury and has been flown to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance.
The A39 remains closed at Bucks Cross and Clovelly and there are long delays for traffic in the area.
Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit are carrying out an examination of the scene to establish the circumstances of the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle travelling on the A39 prior to the incident is asked to contact police on 101 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting log number 322 of 31/10/15.
The A39 was also closed near Barnstaple when a lorry tipped on its side shedding 8 tonnes of animal feed. Not a great day for travelling. Our thoughts are with the people involved in the collision.