Police reveal more details
Devon and Cornwall Police have released more information about an incident on Tuesday in which a man out walking his dog was killed by a tyre coming off a passing vehicle on the A38.
The pedestrian was near the Exeter-boundcarriageway at Heathfield, Newton Abbot when he was hit around 10.30 a.m.
In a statement on Wednesday, police say: “A Mitsubishi L200 was towing a livestock trailer when the trailer lost a wheel which collided with a 79-year-old male pedestrian who was walking his dog along the pavement. Tragically, the local man lost his life at the scene.
His next-of-kin have been informed and are being supported by a family liaison officer.”
Any witnesses of the collision are asked to contact the police on 101, quoting log 261 of 1 September. Police would like to thank the members of the public for their patience whilst we investigated the scene.”
The road was closed until around 5 p.m.