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Sidmouth: Police appeal after person dies in M5 crash

By Will Goddard

13th Jun 2022 | Local News

Devon and Cornwall Police vehicle (Pixabay)
Devon and Cornwall Police vehicle (Pixabay)

Police are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a person died in a crash on the M5 yesterday (Sunday 12 June).

They were called to the incident at around 11.50am. The crash involved two vehicles, and took place between junctions 27 for Tiverton and 28 for Cullompton.

The driver and passenger of one of the vehicles were unharmed, but the male driver of the other vehicle was airlifted to hospital and has since died.

Police are trying to contact his next of kin.

The road was closed for several hours after the incident.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were called at around 11:50am on Sunday 12 June following reports of a collision having occurred on the M5 southbound, between junction 27 for Tiverton and junction 28 for Cullompton.

"The collision was between two vehicles. The driver and passenger of one of the vehicles were unharmed.

"The driver second vehicle was airlifted to hospital. He has since died, and efforts continue to locate and inform next of kin.

"Police attended and an investigation into this collision is taking place.

"The road was closed for several hours, and we would like to thank the public for their patience and support shown during this time."

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage that could help police investigate is asked to contact [email protected] quoting log number 402 12 June.

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