Man named following fatal collision in Torquay

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(Last Updated On: October 18, 2018)

A man who died following a collision in Torquay last week has been named.

The collision between a vehicle and a tree happened on Falkland Road on Thursday 11th October at around 3.30 am.

The driver was taken to Torbay District Hospital with minor injuries. The rear passenger sustained a serious leg injury and was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

The front passenger was confirmed as deceased at the scene. He has been named as Andrei Zaharia, a 23-year-old Romanian national who was living in Torquay. His next of kin are being supported by a Family Liaison Officer.

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting log 90 11/10.

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