Police appeal for witnesses following fatal A38 accident 

road closed

Police have appealed for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A38 near to Plymouth yesterday, 5th June.

Emergency services were called at 4.50pm after a Ford Transit van left the Plymouth-bound carriageway around a mile before Marsh Mills roundabout and collided with a road sign before overturning. No other vehicles were thought to be involved.

Three men, believed to be aged 20, 22 and 24 sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. Their families have been informed but formal identification has yet to take place.

Collision investigators were at the scene with other emergency services.

A thorough investigation was carried out and the Plymouth-bound carriageway, along with lane three of the Exeter-bound carriageway was closed throughout the night. The road re-opened just after 7am today [6 June].

Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit at Crownhill police station are investigating the collision and are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting incident number 582 of 05/06/17.

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