Teenage driver dies in A35 collision between Honiton and Axminster

PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:43 16 October 2018

Tributes at the scene of the A35 crash which claimed  a teenager's life. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Tributes at the scene of the A35 crash which claimed a teenager's life. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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A teenager has died after his vehicle went off the road into a ditch near Wilmington.

Tributes at the scene of the A35 crash which claimed  a teenager's life. Picture: CHRIS CARSONTributes at the scene of the A35 crash which claimed a teenager's life. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Police were called at 10.30pm last night (Thursday) following reports of a collision on the A35.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Emergency services attended the scene where a Honda had made contact with another vehicle before leaving the road and coming to a stop in a ditch.

“The driver, a 19-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision and was confirmed deceased at the scene. His next of kin are aware and formal identification is yet to take place.”

The driver of a Rover involved in the incident sustained a minor hand injury.

The A35 was closed overnight and reopened at around 9.15am this morning.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police on 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting log 999 11 October.

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