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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.


Fallen tree affecting traffic at Thorndon Cross

Credit: ITV News

The A3079 Holsworthy Road at Thorndon Cross near Okehampton is closed due to a fallen tree. It is causing delays in the area.

It is blocked both ways between A386 Bowerland Road (Thorndon Cross) and the A3072 (Brandis Corner).

The tree came down near Yelland Farm and a council crew is at the location, clearing the tree

  • DIVERSION: A386 via Hatherley
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