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One dead after A35 lorry crash

Another lorry driver is in hospital.

Police have confirmed one of the lorry drivers involved in a head on crash in East Devon yesterday (Monday 29th April) has died. 

Emergency services were called to the A35 at Kilmington Cross, near Axminster at 5.50am.

Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles.

One driver, a 54-year-old man from Winchester, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene.

A 35 year old man from Bristol, driving the second lorry sustained serious head and leg injuries. He was cut free by the fire service and airlifted to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital but later flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

The A35 was closed for more than 15 hours for an investigation. 

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or phone 101, quoting log 70 of 29/04/19.

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