Torquay police followed death crash car

Elber and Con Twomey
Image caption Elber Twomey lost her son and her unborn child in the crash, while her husband, Con, died 10 months later in hospital

A driver being followed by police after leaving a suicide note died when he hit an oncoming car, killing a father his son and the family's unborn daughter.

Marek Wojiechowski, 26, was driving a Vauxhall Vectra in Torquay, Devon, when it veered into a Volkswagen Golf in July last year.

The Golf was carrying the Twomey family, on holiday from Ireland.

Con Twomey, 39, and his son Oisin, 16 months, died of their injuries. Oisin's mother Elber lost her unborn daughter.

The inquest in Torquay heard that Mr Wojiechowski had marital problems, had been asked to move out and had left a suicide note.

The police were called and when a patrol spotted him they put their flashing blue lights and siren on.

Eyewitnesses said just before the accident on Hamelin Way Mr Wojiechowski had been driving normally when he suddenly accelerated appearing to veer across the road deliberately.

The case was been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The inquest continues.

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