Fatal crash prompts police appeal

12:53 15 January 2013

Collision on M5 at Clevedon causes traffic chaos.

Collision on M5 at Clevedon causes traffic chaos.

Copyright Archant Ltd

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash in Exeter, where a man died.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a fatal road collision on the outskirts of Exeter yesterday (January 14).

At 6.10pm, officers and emergency services were called to a single-vehicle collision on the A379 at Peamore.

Devon and Cornwall police said a silver Mercedes travelling towards Kennford left the carriageway, collided with a tree in the grassed central reservation and ended up on its side.

A police spokesperson said: “An off-duty Exeter detective who was travelling behind the vehicle stopped at the scene and administered first aid on the male driver, who was the only person in the car.

“She was assisted by a member of the public and the first officer on the scene before paramedics arrived.

“The man, believed to be in his sixties and from the Totnes area, was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he later died. Formal identification has not yet taken place.”

The road was closed for six hours while police investigations were carried out.

Officers from Exeter Serious Collisions Investigation Unit have launched an investigation into the collision and are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the collisions unit by telephoning 101, quoting log number 562 of 14/01/13.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 14:38

Work on the long-awaited cycle track across The Green in Budleigh Salterton is finally set to get under way later this year.

Read more
Thu, 11:13
Kirk Westaway, who has reached the international grand final of the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition.

An Exmouth chef, who now plies his trade in Singapore, is to take on the world’s best in a prestigious competition.

Read more
Thu, 08:47
Labour candidate Steve Race

Charity campaigner and former Red Cross worker Steve Race has been picked by Labour to contest the East Devon seat in May’s General Election.

Read more
Thu, 08:44
Councillor Claire Wright

The pre-election war of words has begun after independent candidate Claire Wright accused incumbent Tory MP Hugo Swire of ‘not standing up’ for East Devon.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder