Whitford man named as death crash victim

Former skydive instructor Ian Louttit, 67, revealed as the victim of Sunday’s crash near the Hare and Hounds

POLICE today named the 67-year-old man who died in a car crash near the Hare and Hounds pub as former parachute instructor Ian Louttit, who lived at Whitford.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, after his silver Ford Fiesta was involved in a collision with a grey Peugeot 205 car at Putts Corner, on the A375, at around 6.45pm on Sunday.

Mr Louttit used to run the Dunkeswell International Skydiving School, which closed around 1999.

A spokeswoman for Skydive UK, which now operates from the airfield, said many people would be saddened by his loss.

She said: “He had been operating here for a long time and I am sure there are many people who will remember doing charity parachute jumps with him at the airfield.”

Following Sunday’s accident the road was closed for around six hours at the Hare and Hounds and the Seaton Road junction, while emergency services carried out their work.

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The driver of the Peugeot was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. He did have any life threatening or changing injuries.

Police want like to hear from witnesses or anyone with any information about the incident to call them on 101, quoting police reference 696, 26 February 2012

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