Police name man who died in Newton Poppleford collision

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Police officers have confirmed the name of the man who died following the incident on Friday (July 28).

Police have named the man who died following a collision on the A3052 at Four Elms Hill near Sidmouth on Friday (July 28).

Officers say Aidan Spruhan, 24, who was from Chudleigh Knighton, sustained fatal injuries after his car, a black Nissan Skyline, collided with a BMW travelling in the opposite direction. The BMW then collided with a Peugeot.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Emergency services were called around 7.45pm to reports of a collision involving the Nissan Skyline, a silver BMW and a Peugeot.

“A fourth vehicle was also badly damaged by debris from the collision.”


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The road was closed for nine hours to allow the Serious Collisions Unit to undertake scene investigation work and for debris to be removed.

• Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police on 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 967 for the 28th of July.

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