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Man killed in A38 crash is named

61-year-old Brian Pook died in hospital from injuries sustained in the incident. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have named a man who died following an eight-vehicle collision on the A38 near Glynn Valley last Sunday.

Brian Pook, aged 61, from Plymouth, was riding a motorcycle and died in hospital on Sunday from injuries sustained in the incident.

Officers had already confirmed the death of 64-year-old Jennifer Parsons shortly after arriving at hospital.

Police say drivers and occupants of the other vehicles suffered minor injuries.


Woman dies after eight vehicle crash

The crash happened on the A38 towards Liskeard. Credit: Google Maps

A woman has died and a man is in a critical condition after an eight vehicle collision on the A38 at quarter to six on Sunday evening.

It happened on the eastbound approach to Trago Mills, Glynn Valley. The other drivers and passengers suffered minor injuries. A 19 year old woman has been interviewed by police.

A 62 year old male rider of a Honda Motorcycle and a 64 year old female pillion passenger suffered life threatening injuries. Both were taken to Derriford Hospital but the woman died shortly after arriving.

If anyone has any information please call 101.

TRAVEL: Queueing traffic on the A38

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There is queueing traffic and one lane closed due to accident on A38 The Parkway Westbound between A386 Outland Road / B3250 Mannamead Road / St Peters Road (Manadon Roundabout) and A3064 (Weston Mill).

Lane one (of two) remains closed after a full closure was in place earlier on.

Drivers are advised to take care when travelling in the area.


Double fatal collision: police appeal for witnesses

The A38 near Winscombe where the collision took place. Credit: Google Streetview

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Somerset which left two people dead and third person with life-threatening injuries.

The collision took place on the A38 near Winscombe in North Somerset just before 6pm on Monday June 5 when a silver Mitsubishi Outlander and a blue Vauxhall Mokka came together on a bend in the road.

The passenger in the Vauxhall - a woman aged 50 - died in the collision while the driver, 54, also died later in hospital.

The driver of the Mitsubishi remains in a serious condition in hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries.

Works start on the A38 to improve safety

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Work is starting on a £250,000 scheme to improve safety along a stretch of the A38 near Exeter.

Highways England is installing average speed checks along the stretch at Splatford Split where the road merges with the A380.

The road saw an average of one accident a month between 2009 and 2014.

The move has been supported by Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon County Council. There will be two weeks of overnight closures.

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