Woman dies after car hits tree

Accident on A30, near Honiton.

A woman has died and a man is in a critical condition in hospital after a car hit a tree near Honiton on Monday night.

The dead woman, who was 40, was a passenger in a silver Hyundai, which was involved in a single vehicle collision on the A30, near Rawridge.

Police say the crash happened at around 10.50pm.

A spokesman said the woman was from the Paignton area.

The driver, a 43-year-old man from Torquay, was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where his condition is being described as critical but stable.

The road was closed for six hours.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to call 101 and quote log 841 of 160412.