Appeal: Police believe the driver of a light blue Mini could have witnessed a fatal crash in Honiton, where a pensioner died

Police want to trace the driver of a light blue Mini, believing they witnessed a crash in Honiton where a pensioner died.

Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a silver Vauxhall Meriva that happened in June on the Sidmouth Road, Honiton, where two pensioner passengers suffered serious injuries – and one later died.

Police have launched an appeal to trace a light blue Mini, and its occupants, spotted driving directly behind the Meriva car, believing those inside the other vehicle could have witnessed the crash.

The emergency services were called at around 7.30pm on Friday, June 21, after it was a reported a car had crashed, seriously injuring an elderly man and woman from the local area.

Police said the man later died from his crash injuries.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Officers investigating a fatal collision are hoping to identify the driver of a light blue Mini who may have witnessed the incident.

“Emergency services were called at around 7.30pm on Friday 21 June to Sidmouth Road, Honiton, where it was reported that a single vehicle collision involving a silver Vauxhall Meriva had taken place.

“The two passengers, a man and a woman, both in their 80s and from the local area, were taken to hospital having sustained serious injuries.

“Sadly, the man has since passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. The woman’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

“Investigating officers are now seeking to identify the driver and occupants of a light blue coloured Mini travelling directly behind the Meriva as it is believed they could have potentially witnessed the collision and may be able to help the investigation.”

The road was closed for several hours while an investigation was carried out at the scene.

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage to help the police investigation is urged to contact the force through its website, or by calling 101, quoting log 789 of 21 June.

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