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17-year-old boy dies following road traffic collision

Officers attended a single-vehicle incident at Bratton Clovelly near Okehampton. Credit: PA

Police say a 17-year-old boy has died following a road traffic collision on Sunday.

Officers attended a single-vehicle incident on a minor road at Bratton Clovelly, West of Okehampton.

They say the driver of a Ford Ranger sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person in the vehicle.

The boy's next of kin are aware however formal identification has yet to take place.

Police say a full investigation of the scene was completed and enquiries are continuing to determine the cause of this collision.



Soldier crushed during training exercise was expecting first child

Private Cameron Laing was crushed to death during a military exercise on Dartmoor. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

An inquest has been hearing how a young soldier, who was about to become a parent, died during a military exercise on Dartmoor when he was hit by a unhitched trailer.

Private Cameron Laing ended up being pinned against the truck that had been towing the trailer, suffering severe injuries to his head and chest.

Those at the scene tried to resuscitate him for more than 45 minutes, but the inquest heard that his injuries were so severe that there was never any hope of success. Private Laing was declared dead at the scene.

The inquest is expected to last for three days.

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