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Fatal collision, M5 Cullompton


Police appealing for information and witnesses

Police were called at 12.25pm yesterday, Monday 28 September, to the M5 at Cullompton following a collision between a pedestrian and an HGV in the northbound carriageway.

Police units from both Devon and Cornwall Police plus Avon and Somerset Police attended, as did both the air and land ambulance.

A person was located in the road having sustained catastrophic injuries and was confirmed deceased at the scene.  

Formal ID has yet to have taken place, but it is believed that the deceased is a man in his 30s from the North Devon area and his next of kin have been informed.

A police spokesperson, said: “This was an incredibly complex and challenging scene which meant that closures to parts of the M5 were in place for around six hours whilst detailed forensic examinations were undertaken.

“Enquiries continue to establish the circumstances leading up to the collision and how the pedestrian came to be on the M5, but we are not currently treating this death as suspicious.

“We would like to hear from anyone who may have any information which could assist police enquiries including anyone with relevant dashcam footage prior to, or of the incident itself.

“We would like to express our thanks for the understanding, patience and support shown by the public yesterday during the extended road closures.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at quoting log 313, 28/09/20.

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