Dad dies in A30 crash prompting police appeal for witnesses

A 36-year-old man died in a three-car A30 crash in East Devon

Police have appealed for witnesses and dashcam footage after a dad died in a three-car crash on the A30 in East Devon.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the 36-year-old driver of a VW motor caravan died when his campervan collided with a lorry near Parsons Bridge, around a mile from the Daisymount junction yesterday afternoon (Thursday, May 30).

Officers said the man, from Basingstoke, was pronounced dead at the scene. A six-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the camper van, suffered minor injuries. She was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and discharged later in the evening.

Emergency services were called at around 2.20pm to reports of a three-vehicle collision on the Honiton-bound carriageway of the road.

Police said, following a non-injury collision between a grey Audi S3 and a white DAF articulated lorry, a white VW motor caravan collided with the back of the articulated lorry.

The driver of the Audi, a 56-year-old woman from Budleigh Salterton, and the driver of the DAF Lorry, a 54-year-old man from the Bristol area, were uninjured, said police.

Devon and Cornwall Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the A30 crash, or who has dashcam footage.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “A white VW motor caravan collided with the rear of the articulated lorry.

“As a result of the collision, the driver of the VW Motor Caravan, a 36-year-old male from the Basingstoke area, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“A six-year-old girl, also from the Basingstoke area, who was passenger in the VW motor caravan, sustained minor injuries and was conveyed to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where she was discharged later in the evening.”

Local police, officers from the Roads Policing Team, and Serious Collision Investigation Team, attended the scene on the eastbound carriageway of the A30; the road was closed for several hours and traffic tailbacks were reported.

Devon and Cornwall police has urged any witnesses, or members of the public with dashcam footage, to call 101, or email and quote log number 605 30/05/19.

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