Mum And 12-Year-Old Twins Killed In Horror Holiday Crash In Devon Witnessed By Husband

The father Chris Gaskin of twin 12-year-olds who died in a horror crash with their mother Jane Baker-Lockett today revealed his 'enormous loss' and called their death an 'absolute tragedy'.

The death toll is thought to be four following another crash in Sidmouth, east Devon, when a young driver in his 20s was killed.


Hundreds of people on social media described the North Devon Link as a “dangerous” stretch and said there were “always” crashes along it. Devon and Cornwall Police said emergency services were called to the scene of yesterday’s smash “following a two-vehicle collision between a white Kia Sportage travelling towards Barnstaple and a lorry travelling in the opposite direction”.

“A 43-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene,” the force said in an online statement.” Her 12-year-old daughter was pronounced dead on arrival at North Devon District Hospital.

“The family were from the Milton Keynes area and were traveling in a separate vehicle from her husband and her 14-year-old son.They were not directly involved in the incident.” It added that the road “was closed for nine hours” as “officers from Exeter Serious Collision Investigation Unit examined the scene.”