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Driver dies after tree falls on car

It happened near Buckfastleigh this morning

A 50-year-old man from Totnes has died after a tree fell on his Alfa Romeo this morning. Police say he sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. His next of kin have been told. 

A woman in her 20s had to be cut out of a second car and has been taken to Derriford Hospital with minor injuries.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A384 at around 5.30am.

The road has been closed both ways at the A38 Drumbridges junction through to Dartington roundabout, and Police say it will be closed for some time for recovery and an investigation. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police via or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0117 of 08/02/19.

Exeter's Met Office has now issued a yellow weather warning for wind as Storm Erik hits the UK.


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