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A39 crash near Bude in which a 27-year-old woman was killed sparks police appeal for witnesses

By NDJFran  |  Posted: March 19, 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash near Bude in which a woman in her 20s was killed.

Sasha Stewart, who worked at North Devon Hospital, died after the car she was travelling in came off the A39 near Bude.

A police spokesman said a Vauxhall Corsa left the road and landed upside down in a field in the Eastacott Cross area sometime between 8pm and 10pm on Thursday, March 13.

Emergency services attended the scene at around 1.10am on Friday morning after the vehicle was found.

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The woman was the only person in the car.

Police confirmed the 27-year-old from Holsworthy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family have been informed and although formal identification has not taken place, North Devon Hospital confirmed one of its staff nurses died in a car accident on her way home from work on Thursday, March 13.

The A39 was closed for 12 hours while an investigation was carried out.

Anyone who may have seen the collision or driven through the area at or around the time are being asked to contact the Barnstaple Serious Collisions Investigation Unit on 101 quoting log number 984 of March 13.

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