Two die in weekend motorway crash

PUBLISHED: 12:16 28 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:24 10 June 2010

Adam Cox, who died on Saturday after a motorway crash near Exeter

Adam Cox, who died on Saturday after a motorway crash near Exeter

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Monday, July 28 - FRIENDS and family of a pair who died after their car smashed into a stationary lorry on the M5, near Exeter, on Saturday morning are coming to terms with their deaths.

FRIENDS and family of a pair who died after their car smashed into a stationary lorry on the M5, near Exeter, on Saturday morning are coming to terms with their deaths.

A 21-year-old female, who has yet to be named by police, died at the scene.

The driver of the car, 23-year-old Adam Cox, from Exeter, was airlifted to Derriford in a critical condition and was on a life support machine but died on Saturday at 7.30pm.

The police said the Mr Cox's Volkswagon Golf cabriolet smashed into a stationary Renault maintenance lorry parked on the hardshoulder.

The accident happened at 5.30am near the Sowton junction slip roads.

The motorway was closed for several hours and diversions were put into place.

Thousands of drivers and holidaymakers heading for the South West were caught up in tailbacks which stretched back as far as Somerset.

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