Collision on A388 claims a life

A male driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision at Clawton.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision between two vehicles yesterday (Thurs) at Clawton, near Holsworthy.

The male driver of an orange Peugeot 106 was pronounced dead on the scene and two men in the second vehicle, a blue Vauxhall Astra, were taken to Derriford hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The collision, which happened on the A388 between Clawton and St Giles on the Heath, happened just before 5.30pm.

Two fire appliances attended the scene and a fire spokesman said: “One male casualty was trapped inside one vehicle with serious injuries.

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“Two further casualties were already out of the second vehicle, also suffering from serious injuries.”

The next of kin of the deceased have been informed, but no formal identification has been carried out yet.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to call non emergency number 101 quoting log number 573 01/03/12.

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