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Man in his 50s dies after serious accident on the A30 Bath City News

A man has died from an accident on the A30 in Devon.

Emergency services were called to Daisymount Cross Junction near Ottery St Mary for lunch on Friday July 9.

Initial reports of the collision indicated that a man in his 50s was seriously injured.

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However, Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed this evening that he sadly died at the scene. His relatives have been informed.

A force spokesperson said: “Police were called at 12:20 pm Friday July 9 on the A30 at Daisymount Cross following reports of a traffic accident.

“A man in his 50s was reportedly seriously injured. He was confirmed to have died at the scene and his relatives have been informed.

The road was closed in both directions between the junction and Honiton to allow for survey work.

Heavy traffic was reported on local roads during the afternoon as detours were put in place.

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Through traffic and trucks were diverted onto the M5 at Exeter and Taunton.

Highways England reported that the eastbound carriageway of the A30 was reopened around 6.30pm and the westbound side was due to reopen shortly thereafter.

The police statement continued, “Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting newspaper 354 for July 9.”

One motorist described emergency services as doing an “incredible job” at the scene of the collision.

Others reported that traffic on local roads in East Devon was slow due to congestion caused by the closure.

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