Dog walker dies after being hit by tyre along A38 in Devon

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are now appealing for witnesses of the incident. Credit: PA Images

A man has died after being struck by a tyre near Newton Abbot while walking his dog.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they believe the wheel had come off a passing vehicle on the A38 between the Drumbridges Roundabout and Chudleigh Knighton junction.

The man - in his 70s - was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers say the vehicle involved has been traced and enquiries are being made with the driver.