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Fatal road traffic Incident, Newton Abbot


Appeal for witnesses

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a fatal incident in Newton Abbot.

Emergency services were called at 2.14pm on Friday 7 June to Newton Road, following reports of a road traffic incident which resulted in a bus performing an emergency stop.

A passenger on the bus sustained a serious injury as a result of the incident and was taken to Derriford hospital by air ambulance.

80-year-old John Tucker, from Topsham, sadly passed away in hospital a short time later.

Specialist officers from the Devon and Cornwall’s Alliance Roads Policing Team attended along with a Forensic Collision Investigator and Scene of Crime Officer.

A police spokesperson: “There were a number of passengers on the bus who present at the time of the incident and did not speak to officers at the scene. We’re really keen to speak to those individuals, who may have witnessed the incident, as they may have information which may be vital to our investigation.”

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision and anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting log 444 7/6/19.

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