Police renew appeal for witnesses following fatal A30 collision

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(Last Updated On: March 27, 2018)

Police are renewing an appeal for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A30 yesterday, Monday, 26th March.

A man was struck by a grey Renault Master van whilst he changed the tyre of a vehicle on the onslip to the A30 eastbound carriageway at the Alphington junction around 12.25pm.

Police, ambulance crews and an air ambulance attended the scene. The victim, a man is his 50s from Crewkerne, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

Sgt Rich Newton of the Serious Collisions Investigation Team said: “We are appealing for anyone who was driving past at the time and saw a man changing the wheel of a light blue vehicle that was stationary at the top of the onslip. The man was wearing a blue shirt.

“We are particularly keen to hear from any person who may have dash-cam footage of the vehicle at the top of the onslip.

“A full investigation of the scene was completed and enquiries are continuing to determine the cause of the collision.”

A 32-year-old man from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.>Anyone who can assist is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 303 of 26/03/18.

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