Man dies in crash on A30 in East Devon as road is shut for six hours

A man has died following a crash on the A30 in East Devon today (Friday, July 9), police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to a stretch of the dual carriageway at Daisymount Cross at around 12.20pm following reports of a traffic collision.

The road was closed for six hours in both directions as a result of the incident.

Devon and Cornwall Police is now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

A force spokesperson said this evening: “A man in his 50s was reported to have sustained serious injuries. He was confirmed deceased at the scene and his next-of-kin have been informed.

“The A30 was closed in both directions for some time whilst an investigation into the collision took place. Both carriageways were re-opened at approximately 6.15pm.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 354 of July 9.”

Motorists were diverted by Highways England via the A3180 at Daisymount, across the A3052 and onto the A375 at Sidford, where they could continue to the A30 at Honiton.

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