Unexplained death at Hatherleigh

Joseph Bulmer

Police investigating after woman found dead in van

A man has been arrested following an unexplained death near Hatherleigh this morning (Friday.)

Police were called by a member of the public just before 10am after reports that a Fiesta van had collided with a hedge on the A386.

Emergency services attended and a woman passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man driving the van was arrested and taken to Exeter Police Station.

Police have closed the road between the junction with Jacobstowe and the road which leads towards Crediton and say it is likely to be closed for several hours while investigations take place.

No further details were released.