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Pensioner dies after major crash near Seaton

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A 77 year old man has died following an accident near Seaton.

At around 6.15pm on Friday, the man's blue Honda Jazz hit a red Renault Clio driven by a man in his 50s from Devon.

The crash occurred on a main road between Seaton and Sidmouth, close to the Three Horseshoes junction.

The driver of the Clio was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth after sustaining serious chest and leg injuries.

The road was closed for approximately three and a half hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses.


Devon actor wins Tony Award for Curious Incident

Alex Sharp at last night's Tony Awards in New York. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

An actor from Devon has won a Tony Award for his performance in the stage version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

25-year-old Alex Sharp from Sidmouth scooped the prestigious prize, which honours the best performances on Broadway, for playing the lead role of Christopher in the adaptation of the popular book.

The play also won also won Best Direction and Best Play.

65-year-old pedestrian airlifted to hospital following serious car crash

A 65-year-old pedestrian was airlifted to hospital following serious car crash Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

A 65-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital following a serious crash in Sidmouth.

Emergency services were called to Church Street in Sidford on April 16 after a Vauxhall Corsa collided with the pedestrian.

The man sustained serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital. He is in a stable condition.

The driver, a 41-year-old man from Seaton, was uninjured.

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