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Family pay tribute after death of pedestrian in A30 crash

Family pay tribute after death of pedestrian in A30 crash

Published by the Pirate FM News Teamat 3:42pm 3rd April 2018. (Updated at 6:50am 4th April 2018)

The family of a man who died after a crash on the A30 has paid tribute.

Pirate FM told you the pedestrian was changing a tyre when he was caught in a collision with a van.

The air ambulance, paramedics and police were all scrambled on the 26th March but sadly, he could not be saved.

It happened between the Alphington junction and the M5 and at one point, the stretch was closed in both directions.

The victim has now been named as 55-year-old Gary Dare from Crewkerne in Somerset.

His family said: "At this time as a family we would like to say how devastated we are at the loss of a husband, son, father, brother and grandfather, he was loved by everyone.

"We would like to thank everyone who stopped to help us and to the emergency services for all they did. We would like to be left to grieve as a family."

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Officers from the Roads Policing Team are still requesting witnesses to come forward with information following the fatal collision.

The incident happened at around 12.25pm after reports that a grey Renault Master van had been in collision with the man on the onslip to the A30 eastbound carriageway at the Alphington junction.

Mr Dare sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Sgt Rich Newton of the Serious Collisions Investigation Team said: "We are appealing for anyone who was driving past at the time and saw a man changing the wheel of a light blue vehicle that was stationary at the top of the onslip.

"We are particularly keen to hear from any person who may have dash-cam footage of the vehicle at the top of the onslip.

"A full investigation of the scene was completed and enquiries are continuing to determine the cause of the collision."

A 32-year-old man from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 303 of 26/03/18.

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