A MAN has died following an accident on the A39 between Barnstaple and Bideford in the early hours of this morning (Sunday). Police said the local man, who is said to be in his mid 30s but has not yet been named, walked into traffic by the Holmacott layby

A MAN has died following an accident on the A39 between Barnstaple and Bideford in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police said the 32-year-old from Glasgow, who has not yet been named, collided with a white Nissan Almera at Huish Moor, midway between Bideford and Barnstaple at around 2.30am.

He was taken to North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple, where he was pronounced dead at 5.06am.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

The road between the Roundswell roundabout at Barnstaple and the Westleigh junction near Bideford was closed until just after midday on Sunday to enable police to carry out investigation work.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them on 08452 777444 and quote log 180 130610.