Family pay tribute to man who died in tragic accident whilst walking dog

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(Last Updated On: September 3, 2020)

The family of a man who died after being hit by a wheel whilst out walking his dog have paid tribute to him.

Peter Smith, 79 died at the scene of the incident on the A38 on Tuesday morning 1st September.

Emergency services were called to the scene, near Heathfield at around 10.25am after a Mitsubishi L200 was towing a livestock trailer when the trailer lost a wheel, which tragically struck Peter who was walking his dog.

Peters dog was located at the scene and is safe and well with family, they are continuing to be supported by a family liaison officer.

Peter’s family have paid the following tribute: “Peter was a caring and devoted Dad, Grandad, friend and dog lover. Peter will leave a void in everyone’s life whom had the pleasure of knowing him.

“Matthew, Samantha and family would like to express their thanks to everyone for their continuing support during this unexpected time, especially to Devon and Cornwall Police for all they have done and are continuing to do.”

Police investigating the incident are continuing to appeal for any witnesses of the collision to contact police on 101, quoting log 261 of 1 September 2020.

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