Man dies after tree falls on cars

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(Last Updated On: February 11, 2019)

A man has died after a tree feel on cars in Buckfastleigh this morning, Friday 8th February.

The incident happened on the A384 near the Dartbridge Inn at around 5.30am.

A tree came down on an Alfa Romeo and a Hyundai I20.

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 and is likely to be closed for much of the day whilst recovery takes place and the scene is examined.

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

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

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