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Cornwall coach crash: Inquests opened and adjourned

Coach crash
Passengers who were not seriously injured were assessed by medics at the scene before returning to Exmouth

Inquests into the deaths of two women who died after a coach crashed into a hedge and struck a wall in Cornwall have been opened and adjourned.

Almost 50 people, who were on the Age Concern trip, were injured in the crash near Looe on 13 May.

Margaret Luxton, 59, of Exmouth and Carol Muldoon, 68, of Newton Poppleford were both killed.

The Cornwall coroner will review both cases on 13 June.

The 57-year-old coach driver from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until August.

Police said one woman had died at the scene while the second was pronounced dead on arrival at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Coach crash
The coach crashed near the Snooty Fox hotel, on a steep hill going down into Looe

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