Man reportedly witnessed car crash which killed his wife and stepchildren
A 43-year-old woman and two 12-year-olds died.
Two 12-year-old children and their mother were killed in a car crash reportedly witnessed by their stepfather.
The 43-year-old woman, her son and her daughter died when their car was in collision with a lorry on the A361 in north Devon.
Her husband and their 14-year-old son were travelling in a separate vehicle in front of her white Kia Sportage.
Emergency services were called to the scene near Aller Cross, close to Landkey Junction, Barnstaple, at 8.25am on Monday.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “A 43-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Her 12-year-old daughter was pronounced dead on arrival at North Devon District Hospital. Her 12-year-old son was taken to hospital via Air Ambulance but died shortly after his arrival.
“The family were from the Milton Keynes area and were travelling in a separate vehicle from her husband and their 14-year-old son. They were not directly involved in the incident.”
It is understood that the biological father of the 12-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl has been informed of their deaths.