A38 closure: 'Serious accident' closes main road near Buckfastleigh

The incident happened on the A38 Credit: Google maps

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car on the A38 in Devon.

The road has been closed between the A384 at Buckfastleigh and the Rattery turn off. Police were called just after 12.30pm.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "At approximately 1236hrs on Sunday 2nd October 2022 Police attended a report of an RTC involving a car and a pedestrian on the A38 Dean Prior, Buckfastleigh, Devon.

"The pedestrian was sadly confirmed as deceased.  

"Officers from the Roads Policing Team who attended are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the collision or have dash camera footage to contact police, quoting the log number 393 of 2nd October 2022."

According to traffic monitoring service INRIX traffic is being turned around within the closure and the incident is affecting traffic heading towards Plymouth.

Meanwhile, the A38 is also closed eastbound near Plympton because of another accident.

That's between the B3416 Deep Lane and B3213 Ivybridge.