Car passenger dies in collision at Dunkeswell

POLICE are appealing for witness to a road collision on the Blackdown Hills in which a young man died.

The man, a 23-year-old from Honiton, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision in Dunkeswell on at around 12.30am Saturday (July 23).

He was a passenger in a blue Volkswagen Golf involved in the collision on an unnamed road near Blackdown Hills Cross Country.

Four other men in the vehicle were taken to hospital to be checked over.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said a man in his 20s, also from the Honiton area, was arrested for causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

The road was closed for eight hours while officers from the Roads Policing Team carried out a specialist investigation of the scene.

Officer have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

They would particularly like to hear from anyone who has relevant dashcam footage of the incident or of the car travelling in the area before the collision.

If you have any information, contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting log number 29 of 23 July.

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