Dog walker dies after being hit by tyre

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(Last Updated On: September 1, 2020)

A man has died after being struck by a tyre on the A38 today, Tuesday 1 September.

The incident happened this morning on the A38 between the Drumbridges Roundabout and Chudleigh Knighton junction near Newton Abbot

The tyre appeared to have come off a passing vehicle, which struck the pedestrian, a local man in his 70s, who was walking a dog.

His next-of-kin has been informed.

Police, ambulance crews and air ambulance attended the scene.

A road closure was in place whilst investigation work took place.

The vehicle has been traced and enquiries are being made with the driver.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist police enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 261, 1/9/20.

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