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Fatal collision, Newton Poppleford

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UPDATE – Wednesday 6 January 2021

The family of Ken Cooper (pictured) has released the following statement: “On the early evening of 23rd December, Ken Cooper, a resident of Newton Poppleford since 2000, was involved in a road traffic accident in the High Street Newton Poppleford.

“He sustained severe injuries and was rushed to hospital at Exeter Wonford. 

“Sadly, at 2am on 26th December, he passed away. 

“He leaves behind his widow, Mary, and a large and loving family.

“We would respectfully ask that our privacy be respected at this very sad time.

“Details of the funeral will be announced at a later date.”

A man has died

A 93-year-old man has died after he was involved in a collision on Wednesday 23 December on the A3052 High Street in Newton Poppleford.

Police were called at 4.50pm to reports of the collision which involved a pedestrian and a Ford Fiesta car.

The pedestrian, Mr Kenneth Cooper who was local to the area, was taken to The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later passed away on Boxing Day. His next of kin were informed.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

Officers from the Roads Policing Team are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact Police on 101, quoting log 753 of 23 December 2020.


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