Info from Devon & Cornwall Police:


Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the A30 eastbound carriageway prior to the junction for Exeter Airport are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Officers were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and an Audi car at 5am on Saturday 15 July.

As a result of the collision, a 26-year-old male pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The female driver of car sustained minor injuries and was treated at hospital and later discharged.

The road was closed while officers from the Roads Policing Unit and Forensic Collision Investigation Team examined the scene.

Officers would like to thank the public for their patience whilst the road was closed. It was fully reopened at around 2.40pm.

A 35-year-old woman from Honiton was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless/inconsiderate driving and has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Devon and Cornwall Police will be making a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct [IOPC] following the incident, due to prior police contact with the deceased earlier in the day.

If you witnessed the incident or have any information or dashcam footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police via our website here or by calling 101 quoting log number 177 of 15/7/23.

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Police are seeking witnesses to a collision in Okehampton which left a pedestrian seriously injured.

Officers were called around 2.25pm on Saturday 8 July following the collision between a Mercedes Sprinter van and a man outside Okehampton Medical Centre on East Street.

The pedestrian, in his 30s and from the Exeter area, suffered serious life-changing injuries and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital.

A man in his 40s from Chichester was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving a vehicle while unfit through drugs. He has been released on bail until 4 October pending further enquiries.

The road was closed until around 8pm to allow officers to investigate the scene and for the recovery of the vehicle.

Officers are investigating the circumstances of the incident and asking for any witnesses to contact them. They are particularly keen to hear from anyone with relevant dashcam or CCTV.

Please contact police via the Force website or by telephoning 101, quoting log number 553 of 08/07/23.

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Police were contacted at around 11pm on Sunday 9 July following a single vehicle road traffic collision on the A30 at Innis Downs involving a Volkswagen Golf.

Local response officers as well as officers from the roads policing team attended the scene and assisted with first aid.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, a 34-year-old man from the Hampshire area was declared deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The road was closed for around six hours whilst a forensic collision examination was completed.

Any witnesses or anyone in the area at the time with dashcam footage that may assist the enquiry are asked to contact Devon and Cornwall police on 101 quoting log number 1005 of 9 July 2023.