UPDATE...Man, 84, dies in A39 Bideford crash
AN 84-year-old man has died following a two-car collision on the A39 near Bideford yesterday evening. The man, who has not yet been named by police, was a front seat passenger in a Vauxhall Vectra emerging from the Westleigh Junction, travelling towards B
AN 84-year-old man has died following a two-car collision on the A39 near Bideford yesterday evening.
The man, who has not yet been named by police, was a front seat passenger in a Vauxhall Vectra emerging from the Westleigh Junction, travelling towards Bideford at around 4.10pm.
It is understood the car was in collision with a Nissan Patrol 4x4 travelling along the A39 from Bideford towards Barnstaple.
While the Vectra passenger died at the scene, the driver was airlifted to North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple but released from hospital later the same evening. The driver of the Nissan was uninjured.
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Traffic was allowed to continue to travel the A39 from Barnstaple to Bideford and diversions were set up for Bideford to Barnstaple bound traffic while investigations took place.
Police are appealing for witnesses and would particularly like to speak to the occupants of a vehicle, which was turning off the A39 at the Westleigh junction having travelled from the Barnstaple direction at the time of the collision.
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Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 08452 777444 quoting police ref: Log 631 090909.