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Fatal incident, Buckfastleigh


One man has died

One man has died after a tree fell on two cars in Buckfastleigh this morning [8 February].

Emergency services were called at 5.30am after the tree came down on an Alfa Romeo and a Hyundai I20 travelling on the A384 near to the Dartbridge Inn.

The driver of the Alfa Romeo, a 50-year-old man from Totnes, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The Hyundai driver, a woman in her 20s from Buckfastleigh, was extracted from her car by the fire service. She was taken to Derriford Hospital with minor injuries.

The road has been closed both ways at the A38 Dartbridge junction through to Dartington roundabout.

The road is expected to be closed for the majority of the day due to the complexity of the recovery operation and for police to carry out an examination of the scene.

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area for the time being.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police via or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0117 of 08/02/19.

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