Plymouth biker dies in early hours crash in North Devon
A PLYMOUTH man has been killed in a road accident in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday.
At around 2.20am today a man riding a BMW bike crashed on Exeter Road at the Tesco roundabout, just past Wrafton heading towards Braunton.
He was found at the scene and was quickly taken by land ambulance to North Devon District Hospital but was pronounced dead by medical staff at around 8.30 am.
He has not yet been formally identified but is thought to be a man in his early thirties from the Plymouth area. It has been confirmed that he is a marine currently based at RMB Chivenor.
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He is thought to be in his early thirties and originally from the Plymouth area.Next of kin have been informed.
The road is expected to be closed for several hours while collision investigators carry out their work.
Drivers are advised to follow local diversions. HGVs are being advised to go via Barnstaple or South Molton if heading towards the Illfracombe or Woolacombe area.
A driver of a VW Bora was arrested near to the incident after providing a positive breath test. This man is currently in police custody assisting police with their enquiries. It is not yet clear if these two incidents are connected.
A police spokesman said: “We’d like to hear from any witnesses who were in the vicinity of the collision and saw anything that may help police with their investigation. In particular we’d like to hear from or identify the driver of a light blue VW transporter type van, with side windows, that we understand was in the vicinity at around the time of the incident.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 and quote log number DCP-20120626-0057.