A woman has died after being hit by a truck on the A39 near Roundswell this morning (Thursday).

Police were called at 7.45am to reports of a collision between a tipper truck and the 59-year-old pedestrian.

The woman is from the local area and police confirmed her next of kin have been informed.

The A39 was closed between Roundswell and Westleigh as a result of the collision while emergency services worked at the scene.

It reopened at around 2.15pm.

Anyone who witnessed, or may have dashcam footage of the incident has been asked to contact police via 101, quoting log number 0089 of January 10.