Man dies after car careers 40ft down embankment


- Credit: Archant

Vehicle lands in trees after veering off A396 near Bampton.

A MOTORIST has died after his car left the road and fell 40ft down an embankment and into trees.

The man, the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the A396 near Bampton.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident, just south of Cove near Bickleigh Wood, at around 4.50pm today (Friday).

A police spokesperson said enquiries were ongoing and next of kin were being informed.

The A396 is closed in both directions between the B3227 junction in Bampton and the A361 junction in Bolham and is likely to remain so for a number of hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101 quoting log number 515 25/01/13.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter