Police are appealing for witnesses after a 27-year-old man died in a collision on the North Devon Link Road on Friday.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A361 near to Stoodleigh Cross, Tiverton, at 3.10am on Friday following a fatal collision between a silver Vauxhall Astra and a green and yellow Scania HGV.

The Astra driver, believed to be a 27-year-old man from Barnstaple, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Formal identification has yet to be carried out.

The lorry driver was uninjured but was taken to hospital suffering from shock.

The road was closed for 17 hours while a full investigation of the scene was completed and enquiries are continuing to determine the cause of the collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and asking anyone with information to contact them via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 68 of 11/05/18.